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New NATO member Finland elects a president set to keep up hard line on neighboring Russia

Feb. 12, 2024 10:20 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland's next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at a time of concern over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The final...

Former PM Alexander Stubb wins Finnish presidency, narrowly defeating ex-top diplomat Pekka Haavisto

Feb. 11, 2024 16:26 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won Finland’s election runoff Sunday against ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in a close race for the presidency and the task of steering the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of NATO, following...

As Finns choose a new president, one thing is certain: A hard line on Russia will continue

Feb. 09, 2024 02:04 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns on Sunday will choose either of two experienced politicians to be their next head of state, whose main task will be to steer the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of NATO, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ex-Prime...

Finland's presidential election runoff to feature former prime minister and ex-top diplomat

Jan. 29, 2024 08:03 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland faces a runoff presidential election in February between a former prime minister expected to have the advantage and a former foreign minister who negotiated the country’s recent entry into NATO and was the runner-up in Sunday's first round. With all...

Ex-Prime Minister Alexander Stubb wins first round of Finland's presidential vote to set up a runoff

Jan. 28, 2024 16:42 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb won the first round of Finland's presidential election Sunday and will face runner-up ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto in a runoff next month. The vote largely centered on the Nordic nation's new role as a NATO front-line...

Finns go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president at a time of increased tension with Russia

Jan. 26, 2024 00:36 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will vote Sunday to elect a new president at an unprecedented time: the Nordic nation is now a NATO member following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and its eastern border with Russia is closed, both almost unthinkable a few years ago. Unlike in most European...