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Ex-Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen reveals heart surgery date

Former prime minister and presidential candidate Matti Vanhanen (Centre) has revealed that he'll have heart surgery in the summer to correct an ongoing medical problem. The...

Online posts come back to haunt new Social Democrat, Finns Party...

Two new members of parliament, from opposite sides of the political spectrum, have had old online posts come back to haunt them since they...

Almost 200,000 reasons why Finland’s left emerged as the big election...

Twenty years ago in 1999 the euro currency was introduced; Ricky Martin launched his English-language singing career; cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut, and...

Election observers give Finland two thumbs up, but anticipate voting challenges...

A team of international observers who tracked Finland's general election says the vote was "excellent and well-run". The 12-strong team with experts from the UK,...

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...

Social Democrats inch ahead in election with mixed fortunes

The Social Democrats lead by former union boss Antti Rinne have eked out a narrow lead in the general election with 99% of the votes counted. In...

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...

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...