A coalition of extremes
The task of forming a majority government based on the outcome of the April 17th parliamentary elections was beginning to look impossible, but a six-party coalition government and a 100-page government programme have now been created, as proof of Finland’s political pragmatism.
What’s up with the “True Finns” party?
When the results from parliamentary elections started to roll in on April 17, Europe-at-large was taken aback: What on earth is happening in Finland, known for its mostly underwhelming political news?, asks Kyösti Karvonen, managing editor of the newspaper Kaleva.
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