by Sven Triloqvist
Mon Apr 18th, 2011 at 04:42:55 AM EST
originally posted 17 April
I'm milking it again. But any road, voting closes in a few minutes and we'll get the advance voting results soon after. The first 50% of today's votes will be counted in around 9, and they'll mostly be rural and north- so expect a bias toward the Centre party, with odd pockets of rampant red-blooded socialism, and, in small Swedish-speaking towns like the harboured Inkoo, the RKP candidate will have a majority worthy of Kim Il Jung.
the thread now discusses results and consequences - afew
The metropolitan votes come in later, and then the whole balance tilts in the other direction.
The advance voting results that come in soon after polling stations close, may well represent a view of the final outcome - I understand that advance voters are fairly evenly spread.
Anyway, here goes. The booths are closed, pencils dangle forlornly and we're off.....