Sanna Marin de Finlandia es depuesta en una reñida carrera electoral
April 3, 2023 - La primera ministra Sanna Marin fue sustituida en una elección muy reñida por el Partido de la Coalición Nacional de centroderecha de Petteri Orpo.
National Coalition Party leader Petteri Orpo has won a tense three-way election race, defeating Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Social Democrat Party.
Orpo, 53, secured 20.8% of the vote ahead of the right-wing populist Finns Party on 20.1% and the centre left, led by Marin, 37, with 19.9% of the vote.
This is a bitter defeat for Marin, who had been widely praised for steering Finland towards imminent NATO membership and for her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Orpo now has the daunting task of forming a coalition as no one party is anywhere near a majority in the 200-seat parliament.