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Estonia’s leaders congratulate Alexander Stubb as Finland’s next president

Estonia’s leaders have congratulated Alexander Stubb on becoming Finland’s president-elect, after Sunday’s round two election.

Finnish public broadcaster Yle reports on its English-language page that Finland’s next president will be that country’s former prime minister Alexander Stubb (NCP), who had been favorite in the race since he entered it last summer.

A center-right candidate, Stubb will replace Sauli Niinistö, who has been in office for two six-year terms, since 2012.

Since Niinistö is also an NCP member, this represents continuity, alongside the fact that Finland’s prime minister, Petteri Orpo, is also a member of the liberal-conservative NCP.

Stubb and Pekka Haavisto, a green running as an independent, progressed past the presidential election first round to the second round run-off, which took place Sunday and saw Stubb win by a narrow margin, 51.6 percent against 48.4 percent.

More read: ERR 


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