Democracy, the administrative system of the states, election and Europe are attractive topics for most of the individuals who are keen on political processes. If you are among these curious bettors, 2021 Helsinki municipal election odds would be great for getting familiar with one of the developed country’s administrative systems.
Finland: Municipals as local level of administration
Firstly, let’s start to analyze the general administration system of Finland and the role of municipalities in this system. So, Finland’s government system contains the highest state bodies, courts, state administration, and other public administration. Here, the regions, municipalities and the authorities operate as part of local government and cooperate closely with regional and local state authorities. What are the responsibilities and obligations of these municipalities? Municipalities are the fundamental, self-governing administrative units of Finland. At the local level of administration they control many community services. Most importantly they can collect municipal tax from their residents. These are the main basic services of municipals:
- The health care, social welfare, such as child welfare, care of the elderly and services for people with disabilities
- The educational, cultural services and technical services (building supervision, environmental protection, construction of roads and other infrastructure, water services and waste management)
Providing their residence with these services is very important in Finland as one of the democratic countries. Because better services and being sensible to residents’ problems will improve their chance for the next election. In other words, the way of serving can guarantee the next election. How do you think residents will choose the National Coalition again which was the winner of last election? You can express your personal choice by betting on the 2021 Helsinki municipal election odds in 1xBET Sportsbook. If you want more information related to the Helsinki election, here is the article that talks about Helsinky Mayor election.
2021 Helsinki municipal election odds: The changed time and opinion polling results
In Finland it is very important to participate in municipal elections. Because residences can influence decision making in the City in which the council selects the mayor and deputy mayors from among its members. Thus, residents are going to elect the councilors of 293 municipalities in continental Finland and 16 in the Province of Åland in June 2021. Actually, the municipal election has to be on the third Sunday of April. But related to restrictions the date changes to 13 June.
According to Section 16 of the Local Government Act the number of councilors elected depends on the population of a municipality. So, a total of 85 council members will be elected to the Helsinki City Council in the municipal elections. Now, let’s look at the previous election results and polling opinion related to the next election. The last municipal election was in 2017. According to Finnish municipal elections 2017 results, the National Coalition got a majority of votes (20.7%). The second party with 19.4 % of votes was the Social Democratic Party. The third and fourth parties were Centre Party (17.5%) and Green League (12.5 %), respectively. Actually, the election results supported the opinion polls that were done by various organizations.
What says this year’s opinion polling? According to the March results of polling, the Social Democratic Party is ahead with 19.5% in spite of it having reduced 1% since February. However, the National Coalition party stays in second place with 18.0 %. Do you think this time the polling results will realize again, or these results can change in following months? So, are you going to support the SDP in 2021 Helsinki municipal election odds? 1xBET Sportsbook as one of the best betting sites in online sportsbook sites in Finland could be helpful for your betting.