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Continuity in Finland as Sauli Niinistö is re-elected as President

Raunio, Tapio (2018) Continuity in Finland as Sauli Niinistö is re-elected as President. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (31 Jan 2018). Website.

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On 28 January, Sauli Niinistö was re-elected as Finland's President in the first round of voting. Tapio Raunio explains that with voters clearly approving of Niinistö's track record in office, the other mainstream candidates found it extremely difficult to challenge him. The result means continuity for Finnish politics: Niinistö is not in favour of NATO membership, but supports the development of the EU’s security and defence policy, bilateral security policy cooperation with Sweden, and maintaining close ties with NATO.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:43

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