Alexander Stubb has been elected as the President of Finland with 51.6% of the votes, according to Yle portal. Pekka Haavisto, the former Finnish Foreign Minister, received 48.4% of the vote in the second round of elections held on January 28. This marks Stubb’s return to politics after leaving it in 2017 to focus on his personal life.
The presidential election was contested by a total of nine candidates, including Stubb and Haavisto. During his time as Foreign Minister, Stubb was a strong advocate for Finland’s accession to NATO, which was achieved in April 2023. The election results mean that Finland is now looking toward its future with a new leader at the helm.
In other news, there are discussions about small business health insurance, prototype mold manufacturing, and policies aimed at promoting a healthier community. These topics seem unrelated to the presidential election but may impact Finnish society in various ways in the near future.