Parliamentary elections in Finland 2023

In Finland, Members of Parliament are elected every four years. In 2023 the elections will be held on Sunday 2 April. Accreditation for international media is open until 4 pm (Eastern European Time) Monday 20 March 2023.

Accreditation is necessary for all foreign media representatives wishing to take part in the media events listed below.

Journalists applying for accreditation must fulfill the following criteria:

  • They must be employed by a media organisation OR
  • They must be a freelance journalist who has an assignment from a media organisation.


  • have a valid press card OR
  • a letter signed by editor-in-chief.

Please apply for accreditation no later than 4 pm (Eastern European Time) Monday 20 March 2023.

The capacity for accredited media is limited. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will notify the applicants by email whether their accreditation was successful by 23 March.

The accredited media will receive more detailed information about the schedule and technical arrangements.

Media events organized by the Parliament of Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Sunday 2 April: Election Night

The accredited media has access to the official election night. Media facilities are located in the city center of Helsinki. Media representatives have an opportunity to interview the Finnish party leaders.

The press room will offer simultaneous interpretation into English of the televised election night programme broadcast by Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company).

Monday 3 April: Analyses of the election result

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will organise an analysis and discussion event on the election results. The event is led by Jenni Karimäki, University Researcher, Political History from the University of Helsinki. The event will be held at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  

Information on the elections

In Finland, parliamentary elections are held every four years. More information on the parliamentary elections can be found on the elections website of the Ministry of Justice(Link to another website.).

For more information about the media arrangements and accreditation, please contact:

Vilma Sorri, Communications Officer, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, tel. +358 50 476 2549,

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