Young Finns

Young Finns (Finnish: Nuorsuomalaiset) was a liberal political party in Finland founded in 1994 and abolished in 1999. In the 1995 parliamentary elections, the party gained two seats, held by Risto Penttilä and Jukka Tarkka. In the 1999 election Young Finns failed to get any seats and it was discontinued. Until 1997, the party was known as Young Finnish Party.

Before the 1999 election, Young Finns considered merging with the Liberal People's Party and drafts were signed but after the failure this was not continued.

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... The Young Finns opposed on constitutional basis Russification efforts that commenced during 1899-1905 ... with universal suffrage and a unicameral parliament to Finland, the Young Finnish Party took part in the first Finnish parliamentary election as a liberal-minded centre-right party ... in 1918, the monarchists won the political battle and a clear majority of the Young Finns voted for a German prince Friedrich Karl to become the King of Finland ...

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