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Democracy and voting

The Ministry of Justice prepares the fundamental provisions relating to the Constitution and the public administration. These include the laws regulating the competency of the President of the Republic, the Parliament and the Government and their relations.

Also electoral legislation is essential for democracy. The Ministry of Justice is the highest electoral authority in Finland and it directs the holding of national and municipal elections and referendums.

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for promoting and monitoring electoral and participatory rights. It also promotes and monitors the realisation of linguistic rights.

The Ministry of Justice strives to contribute to the realisation of human and fundamental rights. A current task is to recognize the aspect of human and civil rights more extensively also where for instance services are improved.