Juha Sip­ila for­mally elected as Fin­land’s new PM

Asian Journal - - World -

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.

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