Finland Table of Contents
Finland's government structure has remained largely unchanged since it was established in 1919 with the passage of the Constitution Act (see The Establishment of Finnish Democracy , ch. 1). Building on a combination of old institutions from both the Swedish and the Russian periods, this law, together with three others also of constitutional status, has given Finland a system that has been remarkably successful in allowing a once deeply divided nation to govern itself.
Data as of December 1988