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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...

Politicians tackle lobbyist controversy in government negotiations

The second week of government negotiations is underway, as political party representatives meet at the House of the Estates in Helsinki to hammer out...

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...

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...

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...