Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne (centre) his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne (left) and Party Secretary Antton Rönnholm (second from right) at their election party in Helsinki. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Finnish Social Democrats declare razor-thin election win over far-right Finns Party

  • Social Democratic Party, led by Antti Rinne, wins by just 0.2 per cent
Topic |   European Union

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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne (centre) his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinne (left) and Party Secretary Antton Rönnholm (second from right) at their election party in Helsinki. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Advance votes for the Finnish parliamentary elections are counted on April 14 at a polling station in Helsinki. Photo: AFP

Voting begins in Finland's 'anti-austerity election'

  • A record 1.5 million Finns, over a third of the electorate, have already cast their ballots during a week of advance voting this month
  • Voting is taking place amid widespread opposition to spending cut. The far-right is predicted to make large gains
Topic |   Nordic nations

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Advance votes for the Finnish parliamentary elections are counted on April 14 at a polling station in Helsinki. Photo: AFP
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