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Vote count audit of HYY's Representative Council elections did not change the distribution of seats: subject organisations in a strong position in the Representative Council.


Press release, 28 October 2011
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The results of the Representative Council Elections of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) on 18–19 October were confirmed after vote count audit in the meeting of the Central Board of Elections yesterday, Thursday, 27 October.

Changes that were clarified in vote count audit were minor and did not affect the power relations between the groups. HYAL of subject organisations is clearly the largest group in the Representative Council with its 21 representatives. HELP (the groups of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law students and international students) also strengthened its position and thus the subject organisations together have the majority in HYY's Representative Council.

From political groupings, only Keskeiset electoral alliance strengthened its position and now has two seats in the Representative Council. The largest political grouping of the Representative Council is Independent Left with six seats.

The final election results and the listing of the Representative Council members can be read at HYY's election result website.

HYY's Representative Council of 60 members decides on the use of the Student Union’s property and its significant operational policies. The term of the new Representative Council will begin on 1 December 2011 and exceptionally lasts only one year.

The distribution of seats confirmed in the vote count audit of the Representative Council Elections (difference to the elections of 2009):

HYAL 21 (+3)
Osakuntien suuri vaalirengas: 10 (-2)
Maailmanpyörä / Sitoutumaton vasemmisto - Obunden vänster - Independent Left: 6 (-)
Maailmanpyörä / HYY:n Vihreät: 5 (-1)
HELP: 10 (+2)
Oikea suunta/ Leijonat 1, 2 & 3: 3 (-)
Oikea suunta / Keskeiset: 2 (+1)
Oikea suunta/ KD-opiskelijat: 0 (-1)
Opiskelijademarit (Socialdemocratic students):1 (-)
Svenska Nationer och Ämnesföreningar  SNÄf: 2 (-1)
Liberaalinen vaaliliitto: 0
Piraatit: 0
Perussuomalainen vaaliliitto (The Finns Party): 0

Further information:
Secretary General Katariina Styrman, tel. 0400 816 426,

Chairperson of the Central Board of Elections Maija Jäppinen, 050 414 7986,

HYY is a corporation consisting of students and subject to public law. It operates as a benefit, service and civic organisation for its members and as a central and service organisation for the approximately 250 organisations operating within it.