Posts Tagged: #vaalit2015

The ballot box in Finland has shown a very different picture of PS support than opinion polls

The interesting matter to watch on election day is how well the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* will do and will it succeed in capturing undecided votes, which amount to about 40%, according to some predictions. There is another matter that baffles some observers as well about the today’s election: Why does the PS continue to be the

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Finland goes to the polls Sunday – don’t vote for these anti-immigration candidates

Finland will hold  parliamentary elections on Sunday. One of the interesting question marks is who will come in second or third place. One poll predicts the Center Party winning (no surprise) with the National Coalition Party (NCP) and Perussuomalaiset (PS)* coming in second and third, respectively. The Social Democrats are in fourth place.  During the last

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Finnish PS MP Tolppanen: Speaking in code and having a getaway plan after a racist statement

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Maria Tolppanen is a good example of how anti-immigration politicians speak in code to their voters and have an escape plan after making a racist comment. Tolppanen’s getaway plan is the period mark in her statement.   These types of statements are double-edged swords because they give public exposure to a politician. Politicians like Tolppanen

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