Finland: Sanna Marin Loses Reelection Bid

Chris Menahan
Apr. 03, 2023

NATO princess Sanna Marin lost her reelection bid on Sunday in Finland's election.

From BBC, "Sanna Marin defeated by Finland's conservatives in tight race":
Finnish conservative leader Petteri Orpo has won a nail-biting three-way election race, defeating Prime Minister Sanna Marin's centre left.

"We got the biggest mandate," said the leader of the National Coalition Party, after a dramatic night in which the result gradually swung away from Ms Marin's Social Democrats.

Mr Orpo secured 20.8% of the vote, ahead of the right-wing populist Finns Party and the centre left.

The populists won a record 20.1%.

It is a bitter defeat for Ms Marin, who increased her party's seats and secured 19.9% of the vote.
Marin successfully pushed Finland to join NATO, with the accession set to be ratified in days.

Who knows how much input she actually had on any of this. I suspect Finland has their own deep state that was running the show while she was out partying.

Her conservative opponent who won, Petteri Orpo, is also pro-NATO. The more nationalistic Finns Party, which was critical of NATO and the EU in the past, caved on their position in March after Russia moved on Ukraine.

[Header image by the Finnish Government, CC BY 2.0]

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