In other news, the Finnish government has announced plans to improve access to small business health insurance. Prototype mold manufacturing is also expected to receive funding in the coming months as the country seeks to support innovation and growth in this sector. Meanwhile, policymakers are working hard to navigate future policies that will promote a healthier community for all citizens.
As for the presidential election, Alexander Stubb has emerged victorious with 51.6% of the votes, according to Yle portal. Pekka Haavisto, who previously served as head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, received 48.4% of the vote. The two candidates advanced to the second round after their first-round victory on January 28th.
This election marks Finland’s first since it joined NATO in April 2023, and with Stubb’s win, Finland is now looking forward to a new chapter under his leadership. Despite his initial announcement that he would never return to politics, Stubb surprised many by announcing his candidacy for president in 2023. During his time as Foreign Minister, he was a strong supporter of Finland’s accession to NATO and remains committed to maintaining close ties with the alliance today.