Finland re-elects their popular and pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, credited for maintaining a balanced relationship with the nation’s powerful neighbour Russia Finland re-elects President Sauli Niinisto for 2nd term with over 62% votes; incumbent helped balance relations with Russia, NATO
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Niinisto, 69, avoided the need for a second-round of voting and won outright yesterday, a first since Finland introduced a two-round presidential election by popular vote in 1994.
Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto re-elected for second term The independent presidential candidate Sauli Niinisto speaks during his election reception in Helsinki, Finland, January 28, 2018
Niinisto has secured over 62 percent of the vote and hence is significantly ahead of the seven other candidates with all the ballots counted.
Jan 28, 2018 · HELSINKI, Finland — President Sauli Niinisto of Finland was elected to a second six-year term on Sunday, avoiding a second-round runoff by capturing over 60 percent of the vote.
Finland’s popular and pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto was on Sunday re-elected for another six-year term, winning more than 60 percent of the vote with most ballots counted.
Jan. 29 (UPI) –Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was re-elected to a second term, the first time the popular vote — and not a runoff — was sufficient to determine a winner.
File photo of incumbent President of Finland, and candidate to his own succession, Sauli Niinisto casts his vote as he votes in advance in Helsinki, Finland January 18, 2018.
Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto has been comfortably re-elected for a second six-year term. Mr Niinisto secured 62.7% of the vote in Sunday’s poll, easily beating his Green party rival (12.4%
Sauli Niinisto won 63% of the votes, compared with 37% for his rival, Greens candidate Pekka Haavisto, official results showed with all ballots counted.
Finland on Sunday re-elected president Sauli Niinisto for a second six-year term with 62.7 percent of the vote, the first time a candidate has won outright in the first round.
Niinisto, 69, a former finance minister and parliament speaker, has been a highly popular president since he took office in 2012. He needed a majority to prevent a runoff and to win re-election
Jan 28, 2018 · President Sauli Niinisto was winning with 63.8 percent of the votes cast Sunday. His closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, had 10.9 percent.