Timo Soini survives parliament vote of no confidence

Foreign Minister had been facing censure in parliament over his anti-abortion stance while on official government business.

0
525
NEWS NOW FINLAND BREAKING NEWS

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has survived a parliament vote of no confidence by a wide margin of 100-60.

The no confidence motion was brought by opposition MPs, and politicians from Social Democrats, Greens, Left Alliance and Swedish Peoples’ Party voted against Soini.

However he was backed by his own party Blue Reform, by the Centre Party and National Coalition Party.

Member of Soini’s former party The Finns Party abstained in the vote.

Soini was facing censure for his comments about abortion. You can read more at our story here.