Juha Sipila formally elected as Finland’s new PM
Helsinki: The Finnish parliament formally elected Centre Party chairman Juha Sipila as the new prime minister of Finland on Thursday. In the parliamentary session held on Thursday afternoon, Sipila was elected with 128 votes in favour and 62 votes against. The election was held based on Finnish President Sauli Niinisto’s nomination of the prime ministerial candidate, according to the parliament. After three weeks of government formation talks, the new three-party ruling coalition announced the lineup of the next government on Wednesday, with Sipila projected as the prime minister, Xinhua news agency reported.