Finnish nationalists rise to third place in poll ahead of elections

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  • Friday, 29 Mar 2019

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The nationalist Finns Party has overtaken Prime Minister Juha Sipila's Centre Party to become Finland's third-most popular party before an April 14 election, according to a poll published by public broadcaster Yle on Friday.

Support for the eurosceptic Finns Party rose to 15.1 percent in March from 13.3 in February. The party has made rapid gains in recent months, thanks in part to rising anti-immigration sentiment following a number of cases of sexual abuse of minors by foreign men.

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