Finnish president appoints new centre-left coalition government

  • World Premium
  • Thursday, 06 Jun 2019

Government Negotiator and Social Democratic Party Chairman Antti Rinne speaks during a news conference about the programme of the next Finnish government and ministers in Helsinki, Finland June 3, 2019. Lehtikuva/Mikko Stig via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's president formally appointed on Thursday a new centre-left government, with Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne replacing the Centre Party's Juha Sipila as prime minister.

Rinne is the first leftist prime minister in Finland in 20 years. His government programme includes tax hikes and increased spending to preserve the country's generous welfare state.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In World

Canadians shot dead in Cancun had criminal record, prosecutor says Premium
Cuba defends trials of protesters as fair, rejects accusations of rights violations Premium
UNICEF says fears grow over fate of 850 children in besieged Syrian prison Premium
U.S. State Department approves potential sale of radars and planes to Egypt -Pentagon Premium
Mexican reporters plan nationwide protests over journalist killings Premium
U.S. calls Russian decision to add Navalny to list of 'terrorists and extremists' disturbing Premium
What threat? Russian state TV plays down Moscow's role in Ukraine crisis Premium
Explainer-Germany plans vaccine mandate amid qualms over rights Premium
Two Senegalese soldiers killed, nine missing after clash with separatists Premium
Qatar's emir to visit Washington on Jan. 31 Premium

Others Also Read