Finnish coalition partners discuss whether to break up government


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  • Monday, 12 Jun 2017

Newley-elected chairman of the Finns Party and Member of the European Parliament Jussi Halla-aho delivers his speech at the Finns Party congress in Jyvaskyla, Finland June 11, 2017. LEHTIKUVA/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Heads of the three co-ruling Finnish parties will meet on Monday to discuss whether to break up the centre-right coalition due to the Finns party's new leader, anti-immigrant hardliner Jussi Halla-aho.

The second-biggest party in the country's parliament on Saturday picked Halla-aho as its new leader in a move set to take the moderately nationalist party into a more radical right-wing populism.

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