Opposition leader Juha Sipila wins elections in Finland

Opposition leader Juha Sipila wins elections in Finland
By Seamus Kearney
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There is a changing of the guard in Finland. The opposition Centre Party led by millionaire businessman Juha Sipila is the winner of parliamentary

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There is a changing of the guard in Finland.

The opposition Centre Party led by millionaire businessman Juha Sipila is the winner of parliamentary elections.

He will replace Alexander Stubb, who has led a broad pro-European coalition government.

Sipila is likely to now become prime minister of a coalition that could include Eurosceptic nationalists.

“The Finnish situation is very difficult and it will be about a 10-year project to get Finland in shape again,” said Sipila.

“And this is a combination of cuts, reforms and growth we will need in the future”.

Much of the campaign was focused on voter dissatisfaction over what is being done to revive the economy.

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