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Social Democratic Party of Finland

Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue/Finlands Socialdemokratiska Parti

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[Social Democratic Party of Finland]  [Social Democratic Party of Finland] images by M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015

[Social Democratic Party of Finland] [Social Democratic Party of Finland] images by M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015


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Overview

The SDP is a social-democratic party, founded in 1899 and adopted the current name in 1903. It has been one of the strongest parties in Finland for over a century, usually represented in the government coalitions. The SDP currently holds 34 seats in the 200-seat parliament, rather a drop compared to 63 seats in 1995.
The current logo was adopted in 2010 [1] and shows the party abbreviation in white on a red field that represents a stylized rose petal.
M. Schmöger, 04 May 2015


The Flag

The first of the current flags is vertical, white with the logo in the top [2,3]. A shorter version of this also exists [4].
The red variant comes as a vertical flag with the logo fimbriated white; this might include reference to a candidate, in this case a certain Matti Meikäläinen (the Finnish equivalent to John Doe or Max Mustermann) [5].
A beach flag version in red is also very popular [6,7,8,9].
Furthermore, there are portrait flags also in the beach flag format [3,9].
M. Schmöger, 04 May 2015


Beach Flags

[Social Democratic Party of Finland]  [Social Democratic Party of Finland] images by M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015


Former flags

The former logo of the SDP (about 2007-2010) was rectangular, red fimbriated white with the white inscription "SDP". The flag hoisted in front of the party HQ was vertical, red with the logo in top and several thin white lines crisscrossing the flag [16,17,18].

[Social Democratic Party of Finland] image by M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015

Before that, the white inscription on the red logo was made of a font  with serifs. A flag hoisted in front of the party HQ was vertical with the logo in base, in chief a stylized red rose [19,20].

[Social Democratic Party of Finland] image by M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015


Sources

[1] http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-1288337358557.html
[2] http://www.stereomeedia.ee/gallery/medium/149_sdp_7m.jpg
[3] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCYY45JUMAAcDjr.jpg
[4] http://www.lansivayla.fi/sites/default/files/styles/article/public/demarilippu.jpg
[5] http://kotisivukone.fi/files/teltta-teltat.kotisivukone.com/teltta-teltat-kuvat/puolueteltat/pop-up-puolue-teltta-sdp-white-v2.jpg
[6] http://korso.sdp.fi/wp-content/uploads/sites/252/2013/09/WP_20130915_008.jpg
[7] http://img.yle.fi/uutiset/talous/article5639444.ece/ALTERNATES/w480h270/sdp%20kampanja%20standi
[8] http://www.suomenmaa.fi/etusivu/7416677_900.jpg
[9] http://kotka.sdp.fi/wp-content/uploads/sites/124/2014/05/3-eu-vaalit-18.5.-2014.jpg

A couple of additional photos for the white flag, shorter version [10,11,12].
Furthermore, the "plain" version of the red flag can be seen here [13].
And the beach flag comes in a white version as well [14,15].
Sources:
[10] http://hs13.snstatic.fi/webkuva/taysi/1920/1305960466379
[11] http://4.bp.blogspot.com/
[12] http://demokraatti.fi/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/puoluetoimisto1-800x533.jpg
[13] http://sdpturku.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reijo_vsuo-225x300.jpg
[14] https://www.flickr.com/photos/dohogu/8148734598/
[15] https://www.flickr.com/photos/demarit/4702111169/

[16] http://kuvat.uusisuomi.fi/sites/default/files/kuvat/3I3X8241.JPG
[17] http://img.yle.fi/uutiset/a
[18] https://www.google.de/maps/
[19] https://www.flickr.com/photos/ilkkaluoma/459184635
[20] http://img.yle.fi/uutiset/arkisto/article5242982.ece/ALTERNATES/w960/puoluekannatus_demarit.jpg

M. Schmöger, 28 June 2015