In the second round of the presidential election held in Finland, Alexander Stubb has emerged as the winner with 51.6% of the votes, according to Yle portal. Pekka Haavisto, who was once head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry, received 48.4% of the vote.
Despite initially announcing his retirement from politics in 2017, Stubb surprised many by declaring his candidacy for president in 2023. During his tenure as foreign minister, he was a strong advocate for Finland’s accession to NATO.
The election marks the first time that Finland has had a new leader since joining NATO in April 2023. With the second round now behind us, Finland is looking forward to navigating its future policies and continuing to build its relationship with other countries within NATO and beyond.
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