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Pay for politics: 2019 general election spending revealed

How much does it take to win, or lose, a seat in parliament? Depending on the candidates, the campaign budget could range from a thrifty...

Sampo Terho gives up Blues leadership role after election disaster

The leader of the Blue Reform political party Sampo Terho has announced he's stepping down from the role. In a blog post the politician, who is...

Government coalition talks continue today

Government coalition talks continue today  Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne is continuing his efforts to build a new coalition government with himself as Prime Minister. Today, he...

“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...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: We need a Sámi go-to person in the...

There are two versions of autonomy within Finland: the region of the Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden is autonomous; and the indigenous people...

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...

Police investigate political signs as possible racist and homophobic crimes

Police in Helsinki have launched an investigation to determine whether some political campaign banners have broken the law. They're looking specifically into the leader and...

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...

‘Easy language’ videos help with election voting

A new resource for people voting in the upcoming general election has been released this morning by the Ministry of Justice. Videos in easy-to-understand Finnish,...