Ålandic legislative election, 2015
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Legislative elections were held in the Åland Islands on 18 October 2015, alongside elections for 16 municipal councils: Mariehamn town, 9 rural socken on the main island, Fasta Åland, and 6 skerries socken.
Seven parties contested the legislative elections, and the municipal elections in most municipalities, although the Liberals for Åland will be the only party to contest all municipalities.
During the 2011–2015 parliamentary term the four MPs from the independent centre-right party Non-aligned Coalition (ObS) merged into the conservative Moderates to become Moderate Coalition for Åland, but the rump of ObS will contest the 2015 elections, and has taken a critical stance against Syrian refugees with a "no to refugees" campaign movie. Another anti-refugee list, the populist Ålandic Democracy, which is led by Stephan Toivonen and also supports equal rights for Finnish speakers, will also be on the ballot.
The regionalist and centrist Åland Centre has called for Åland to establish its own foreign ministry and for the Ålandic healthcare board being appointed solely by the governing coalition rather than the existing system of being proportionally divided between parties.
|25 September 2015||Ålandstidningen||7||7||6||4||3||2||1|
|Liberals for Åland||3,212||+592||23.3||+3.0||7||+1|
|Moderate Coalition for Åland||2,453||+643||17.8||+3.9||5||+1|
|Åland Social Democrats||2,184||–220||17.4||–1.1||5||–1|
|Future of Åland||1,016||–270||7.4||–2.5||2||–1|
|Sources JCI Mariehamn|
- Election on Åland, 18 October 2015 Ålandic Electoral Commission