Antti Rinne - Finland Politician

Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest of Politicoscope top politics stories delivered to your email inbox.

Finland’s Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would try to form a centre-left coalition government with the Centre Party and three smaller partners following a parliamentary election last month.

The Social Democrats (SDP) won the April 14 election with a record low 17.7 percent of the vote, forcing them to partner up with other parties to form a government.

The party’s chairman, Antti Rinne, said he would work on forming a coalition with outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s Centre Party as his main partner, while the other partners would be the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Politicoscope coverage delivered to your email inbox.

If Rinne secures the coalition behind a joint programme, he would steer Finland a step left after Sipila’s centre-right government, which included the right-leaning National Coalition.

The Centre Party came fourth in the election with 13.8 percent of the vote, a 100-year low, but Rinne, a former union boss, said he believed it would be easier to agree a joint program with the party than with the pro-austerity National Coalition.

In his election campaign, Rinne promised tax hikes to preserve Finland’s vast public welfare state, while the National Coalition would like to lower taxes to boost the economy.

Thank you for visiting Politicoscope.com. Was this information helpful?
+ Share it with friends or Leave your comment below.
+ Subscribe for content like this and more.
+ Submit news or tips.
You May Also Like:   Finland to Force Asylum Seekers to Wear Electronic 'Fetters'

Donate

Donate now to help us provide more story like this.



More Donation Options

* Here are other Donation options for you.

* For Premium News readers, you can register here today.

Donate

Donate now to help us provide more story like this.



More Donation Options

* Here are other Donation options for you.

* For Premium News readers, you can register here today.

Leave a Reply