Alexander Stubb has won the second round of the Finnish presidential election with 51.6% of the votes, according to Yle portal. Pekka Haavisto, who held several ministerial positions in Finnish governments and served as head of the Foreign Ministry, received 48.4% of the vote.
The former Finnish Prime Minister had previously announced that he was leaving politics forever in 2017, but unexpectedly announced his bid for the presidency in 2023. The election marked a significant event in Finland’s history as it was the first since the country joined NATO in April 2023.
Finland is now looking toward its future with a new leader on board. As for other news, there were mentions of small business health insurance and prototype mold manufacturing during this period, but these topics did not seem directly related to the content originally provided and therefore appear to be irrelevant to this context.