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News, 4/11/2019

Coffee, machines and an array of parties go into Finland’s parliamentary election

Photo: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva

Finland holds elections for its 200-seat, single-chamber parliament every four years, coincidentally always the year before the US presidential election. This means that, as winter turns to spring and Finnish politicians are gearing up for an April election, American presidential hopefuls are announcing their candidacies.

While voters, and probably politicians too, may breathe a sigh of relief that election season lasts only a couple months in Finland, nobody is saying that Finnish politics is dull.

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Updated 4/11/2019

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