Centre Party wins Parliamentary Elections of Finland, ousts incumbent PM Alexander Stubb

Finland’s opposition Centre Party has won the General Election 2015 by defeating the left-right coalition National Coalition party of incumbent Prime Minister Alexander Stubb.

With this win, Centre Party’s leader Juha Sipila, an IT millionaire and newcomer to country’s politics, is set to become Finland’s next prime minister.

In this election, Juha Sipila’s Centre Party has won 42 seats in the 200 seats of Parliament and Finns Party (formerly known as True Finns) was runner-up by winning 38 seats in parliament. While the ruling Coalition Party has won 37 seats and the Social Democratic Party got 34 seats.

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In this election the Centre Party’s campaign was dominated by economic woes and had advocated wage freeze and spending cuts to regain Finland’s competitiveness. This may help to get an economic revamp that could rescue Finland which is facing economic slowdown in the past four-year.

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