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First day of new parliament: so what happens next?

Today was the first day of the new parliament, and there was some ceremonial housekeeping to take care of for MPs. As per tradition, the...

Parties turn their attention to Euro Parliament elections

After the rush of the Finnish general election, political parties are turning their attention to the upcoming European Parliament elections which take place at...

Juha Sipilä steps down as Centre Party leader… in September

Outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says he'll step down from his role as the leader of the Centre Party - but only in September. Writing on...

“Values” at the heart of coalition government negotiations

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has put the theme of "values" at the centre of his plans to try and form Finland's next coalition government. And...

Cyber attack on election system, as 1.5 million Finns vote in...

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into the circumstances around an apparent cyber attack against Finland's election information systems. It happened over the...

Polls tighten on last day of election advance voting

Today is the last day of advance voting before Sunday's general election, and the latest polls show the race to be the leading party...

Political hate speech targets immigrant candidates

Politicians in Finland are all too frequent targets of abusive emails and social media messages. But election candidates with immigrant backgrounds are often the...

Deleted Finns Party video prompts conspiracy theories, and apology from Yle

Finland's public-funded broadcaster Yle has found itself in the middle of a dust-up with the Finns Party over a technical problem. An interview show which...

Left Alliance parliament candidate suspends campaign after alleged attack

A parliamentary candidate for the Left Alliance says he was attacked and verbally abused in east Helsinki on Monday. Suldaan Said Ahmed wrote on social media...

Kokoomus candidate: “Why does multiculturalism not work?”

Officials from the National Coalition Party - known in Finnish as Kokoomus - are distancing themselves from an election candidate who used a campaign...