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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). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 21:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88387

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