Three Kurds won municipal elections in Finland and became members of the council
After the municipal elections in Finland on Sunday, three Kurdish citizens were voted as council members and another four as deputy council members.
The Finnish municipal council elections were held, on Sunday, with the participation of 35,627 candidates, including 30 Kurdish candidates.
The National Coalition party, Kokoomus, won the municipal elections in Finland, followed by the Social Democratic Party, the party of the Prime Minister.
The original Finnish right-wing party, Perussuomalaiset, which opposes the immigration policy to Finland, was the main winner in the elections, and its membership in the municipal council doubled.
Among the Kurdish candidates are Mehmet (Mahes) Azizi, Burhan Ahmadi of Turku, and Kadir Turan of Cebu who were elected as members of their city council.
However, Chida Sohrabi in Helsinki, Gachau Beban in Vantaa, Feliz Celik in Virulahti, Erkan Guzel in Rauma, and Muhammed Bateman in Kokkola were elected as deputies to their city council members.
Finland is home to more than 12,000 Kurds who previously immigrated from different parts of Kurdistan.
According to unofficial data, there are more than one million Kurds in Europe. Furthermore, Sweden and Germany have two of the largest Kurdish populations in Europe.