The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns

  title={The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns},
  author={David Arter},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  pages={484 - 504}
  • D. Arter
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Political Science
  • Government and Opposition
Abstract The True Finn Party (PS), which gained virtually 10 per cent of the national vote at the 2009 European Parliament election, lacks a place in the comparative party literature and also defies ready classification. It has been perceived by its supporters as the most left-wing of the non-socialist parties; by Finnish media commentators as a case of right-wing populism; and by researchers as a distinctive centred-based populist party when viewed in a wider European perspective. Based on a… 
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