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Polls close in Finnish election: live results

Finland elects a new parliament on Sunday, and you can find all the results and reaction here.

Alexander Stubb ja Juha Sipilä kätttelivät eduskuntavaalien tulosillassa Pikkuparlamentissa Helsingissä.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb congratulated Centre leader Juha Sipilä on his party's success at the polls. Image: Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva

Finland's parliamentary elections took place on Sunday, with 200 seats in the legislature up for grabs. This page will be updated with results and projections as they come in.

This page will be updated with the results and forecasts as they arrive, along with some of the reaction on social media. Use the #finelec2015 hashtag to follow English-language content related to the elections.

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