Finland's right-wing National Coalition Party claims election victory

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  • Monday, 03 Apr 2023

National Coalition Chairman Petteri Orpo attends the party's parliament election event in Helsinki, Finland, April 2, 2023. Lehtikuva/Antti Aimo-Koivisto via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's right-wing opposition National Coalition Party leader Petteri Orpo on Sunday claimed victory in the Nordic country's tightly-fought parliamentary election.

"We got the biggest mandate," Orpo said in a speech to followers.

With 93.4% of the votes counted, his party looked set to get the most seats in parliament, 48 out of 200 in total, and with 20.5% support among votes cast, justice ministry election data showed.

(Reporting by Anne Kauranen, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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