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Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to nearly complete results published by the justice ministry. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively. "For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party,"...
Tags: Science, Finland, Rinne, Social Democrats, Juha Sipila, National Coalition, Centre party, Finns Party

It Ain’t Swede: Strange Politics Everywhere

As you all know, election day is coming up very soon and you have four parties to choose between, but it looks like it’s between the Democrats or Republicans —  Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Since this column is about the similarities and differences between Sweden and America — Let’s talk politics. In Sweden we are a monarchy, with our king Carl XVI Gustaf who has been on the throne since 1973. The king is head of state and he is the one who opens the Parliament each year and also leads the ...
Tags: Column, Sweden, Opinion, America, Eu, Green, Hillary Clinton, Green Party, Parliament, Donald Trump, Stefan Lofven, Social Democratic Party, Alliance, Christian Democrats, Carl XVI Gustaf, Moderate Party

Finland should consider replacing Hornets with Jas Gripens - ex-PM

Feb 3 Finland should consider replacing its ageing Hornet fighter jets with Swedish firm Saab's Jas Gripens, Matti Vanhanen, the country's former prime minister and the current head of MPs in the ruling Centre party, said on Wednesday. Finland is looking to replace its 62 F/A-18 Hornet jets with multirole fighter aircrafts in a procurement estimated at 5-10 billion euros .
Tags: Finland, Saab s Jas Gripens, Matti Vanhanen, Centre party