Kokoomus and the PS are ready to go to bed after the municipal election

by , under All categories, Enrique Tessieri

The Perussuomalaiset (PS)* is a far-right and racist party that will fail in the end because its core values are based on malarkey. Parties like the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) that want to form bedroom alliances with the PS will fail as well.

The chairperson of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), Petter Orpo, is well-known as a politician who vacillates on different issues. When it comes to migrants, he tends to blow with the wind.

Orpo has said in autumn that he would not mind forming a government with the PS where its leader, Jussi Halla-aho, would be prime minister. He confirmed his party’s willingness to form a government with the PS in Friday’s Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, a newspaper with ties to the Center Party.

One reader commented on Maaseudun Tulevaisuus about such a government: “I haven’t seen yet such an eerie nightmare where Kokoomus and the Perussuomalaiset are ruling the country.”

Read the full story (in Finnish) here.

“If the ruling parties suffer a big defeat [in the municipal election], the least they must do is change the direction of their policies,” Orpo was quoted as saying. “If a party in the government suffers heavily, it may make you wonder if you want to be a member of the government.”

Orpo is cutting and pasting Halla-aho’s political wet dream: The Center Party, which is doing poorly in opinion polls, will exit government after suffering a stinging loss in the municipal election.

Orpo said that if the Center Party leaves the government, Kokoomus will not replace it. He wants the formation of a new government or new elections instead.

While the municipal election may cause a government crisis if the Center Party suffers a stinging setback, some analysts believe it would not mean a government crisis.

June 13 and the days preceding the municipal elections will tell us more.

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