Alexander Stubb, the former Finnish Prime Minister, has won the presidential election with 51.6% of the votes, according to the Yle portal. This marks his return to politics after he announced his retirement from politics in 2017. Pekka Haavisto, the former head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, received 48.4% of the vote and finished second. The two candidates advanced to the second round after the first round of elections held on January 28.
This presidential election is significant as it is Finland’s first since joining NATO in April 2023. With the second round now behind us, Finland is looking forward to a new leader who will guide them into their future.
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