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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...

Centre Party and Left Alliance pick their new ministers

The final pieces of the ministerial puzzle were put in place late Wednesday night with both the Centre Party and Left Alliance deciding on...

Poll: Finns Party popularity slips, as new coalition government leads overall

A new poll carried out for Helsingin Sanomat newspaper finds the Finns Party are still the most popular single party in the country, enjoying...

Greens announce ministerial picks

The Greens have announced the names of their three ministers in Finland's next coalition government. Outgoing party chair Pekka Haavisto (61) a former UN envoy and two...

Social Democrats and Swedish People’s Party unveil their new ministerial teams

The Social Democrats SDP, winners by a one seat margin in April's general election, have unveiled their new ministerial team for the next government....

Consensus and concessions as new government programme unveiled

The incoming Finnish government launched its policy agenda on Monday, engaging directly with members of the public, the media and non-governmental organisations on its...

Government programme ready on Friday – with conditions

Talks to form a new coalition government, with a policy agenda that five different parties can agree on, is almost over. Negotiators have the day...

Pick 6 – Things we learned from the European Parliament elections

1. Voter turnout Voter turnout was up compared with the last election five years ago. In 2015 just 39.1% of eligible voters in Finland, and...

Sote reform debacle comes back to haunt new government

Plans to reform Finland's social and health care, and regions, known as sote, are causing problems for the new government before it's even taken office. Politicians and...

Finns Party Youth group promises better judgment after ‘racist’ tweet

The Vice President of the Finns Party Youth has called one of the tweets he sent from the organisation's official account "thoughtless", in an...