Centre party

The Centre Party has nominated their first set of candidates in November. Current MEP’s Elsi Katainen and Mirja Vehkaperä are standing again but Anneli Jäätteenmäki is leaving the parliament and won’t stand again.

MEP Paavo Väyrynen left EP to continue his work in the Finnish Parliament. Former MEP Hannu Takkula was elected as a Member of the EU Court of Auditors in November.

Other candidates are the Centre Party’s longtime MP and former Minister Mauri Pekkarinen, MP Pekka Puska, the chair of the city board of the Kaajani Teuvo Hatva and Politician’s assistants Janne Kaisanlahti and Anna Sirkiä. Also the Member of the Board of the Centre Party Annina Ruottu, Principal Legal Counsel at European Central Bank Petra Schulze Steinen, Director Raul Kajak, student Juho KekäläinenExecutive director of Finnish Centre Youth in Helsinki Azaize Miikkael, Special Adviser to the Minister for the Environment Riku Eskelinen, entrepreneur Jari Karhu, editor-in-chief Jouni Kemppainen, nurse Susanna Kisner, midwife Maritta Mynttinen, chairperson of Finnish Centre Youth Suvi Mäkeläinen, executive director of The Finnish Reservists’ Association Olli Nyberg, and student Oliver Pietilä are going to stand for candidacy.

Centre Party (Kesk.)

Elsi Katainen, MEP

Mirja Vehkaperä, MEP

Mauri Pekkarinen

Pekka Puska

Teuvo Hatva

Janne Kaisanlahti

Raul Kajak

Juho Kekäläinen

Annina Ruottu

Petra Schulze Steinen

Anna Sirkiä

Swedish People’s Party (SFP/RKP)

MEP Nils Torvalds is standing for the elections again and his themes are climate policy and the unity of immigration.

Nils Torvalds, MEP

Ida-Maria Skytte – student

Max Schulman – agriculture expert

Anna Jungner-Nordgren – Chair of Women’s division of the party

Björn Bonsdorff – political expert