Finland has elected Alexander Stubb as its new president with 51.6% of the votes, according to the Yle portal. Pekka Haavisto, a former head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, received 48.4% of the vote. The two candidates advanced to the second round after the first round of elections held on January 28, in which a total of nine candidates participated in the presidential campaign.
Stubb, who had held several ministerial positions in Finnish governments and was an active supporter of Finland’s accession to NATO during his time as Foreign Minister, announced his candidacy for president in 2023 despite previously stating that he would leave politics forever in 2017.
Finland’s decision to join NATO in April 2023 marks a significant milestone for the country’s foreign policy and security interests. With the second round of elections now completed, Finland is looking forward to its future with a new leader at the helm.
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