VIDEO: Sauli Niinistö’s Standing Ovation

On his way to an historic first round victory, incumbent President Sauli Niinistö gets a thunderous welcome from his Helsinki supporters.


Sauli Niinistö arrived at his campaign rally in Helsinki this evening, knowing he had most likely secured an history first round re-election victory.

The incumbent president was greeted by hundreds of supporters who chanted his name, and crowded round to take photographs and shake his hand.

A few minutes later, the audience realised he had won re-election with the first round of voting, comfortably beating his nearest rivals.

This video captures the moment he walked into the rally.