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Antti Rinne choose four coalition partners for government

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has chosen four other parties from the centre right and left of politics to try and form Finland's next government. At...

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...

Social Democrat MP Hussein al-Taee “shamed” by his own comments on...

Newly elected Social Democrat MP Hussein al-Taee says he's sorry for offensive comments he made on social media about minority groups. Writing on his website today, al-Taee...

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...

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...

Antti Rinne back from health scare: ‘I’m ready to be Prime...

The chairman of the Social Democrats Antti Rinne is back at work today, after a long period of sick leave. Rinne and his wife first fell...

SDP’s Maarit Feldt-Ranta stops election campaign after stomach cancer returns

A senior figure in the Social Democrat Party, Maarit Feldt-Ranta, has said she won't continue her general election campaign, due the return of stomach...

Could ‘pleasant politics’ catch on in parliament?

Working in politics can be a dirty business, but one Finnish political operator decided to be Mr Nice Guy this week. Dimitri Qvintus, who works...

Social Democrats Propose ‘Robin Hood’ Tax Plan

Finland's Social Democrats have unveiled a new proposal to alleviate the tax burden on society's low income workers. It's just one part of a slate...