Finnish Parliament Elects New Prime Minister

Helsinki, June 23 (QNA) – The Finnish parliament Monday elected Alexander Stubb the country’s new prime minister and head of the ruling five-party coalition.

President Sauli Niinisto will formally appoint Stubb and new cabinet members on Tuesday in the wake of a cabinet reshuffle affecting Stubb’s conservative National Coalition Party.

The 46-year-old succeeds Jyrki Katainen, who served as prime minister since 2011 and spent 10 years at the helm of the party before resigning.

Finland’s 200-seat parliament elected Stubb in a 98 to 76 vote with 25 absentions.(QNA)

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