Finnish populists’ shift to extreme right threatens coalition

Graeme Atkinson - 13 06 17

The takeover of Finland’s populist party by far-right, anti-immigration elements sent the Nordic nation to the brink of a government crisis.

The election of hard-liner Jussi Halla-aho as the new chairman on Saturday was only the tip of the iceberg as a coup within The Finns party wiped out the 20-year legacy of Foreign Minister Timo Soini.

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