Fredrik Erixon

Why Sanna Marin lost Finland’s election

(Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images)

A journalist and observer of Finnish politics once said there is one headline that works for every Finnish election: ‘Finland elects new government, nothing will change’. Few prime ministers have survived longer than one term in the Arctic nation. Just as day becomes night and that spring follows on winter, the rhythm of the country’s elections has been to hand victory to the main opposition party – depending on which of them that was outside the last ruling coalition.

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