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Sun Feb 11, 2024, 09:55 PM Feb 11

Conservative ex-PM Alexander Stubb elected Finland president

Source: BBC

Finland's conservative former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has won Sunday's presidential election, final results show.

He secured 51.6% of the vote, while his Green Party rival Pekka Haavisto, the former foreign minister, had 48.4%. Mr Haavisto has already admitted defeat.

It is the first election since Finland joined the Nato military alliance.

Mr Stubb, 55, takes a hardline approach towards Russia, with which the Nordic nation shares a long land border.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68270804

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Conservative ex-PM Alexander Stubb elected Finland president (Original Post) SouthBayDem Feb 11 OP
Hardline on Russia orangecrush Feb 11 #1
If he takes a hard line on Russia, he is obviously nothing like US conservatives. nt SunSeeker Feb 12 #2
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