Alexander Stubb Wins Finnish Presidency: Preliminary Results Show 51.6% of Votes in Second Round Elections


Provisional Results Show Stubb as the Winner of Presidential Election in Finland

Alexander Stubb has been declared the winner of the second round of the Finnish presidential elections with 51.6 percent of the votes, according to provisional results from 99 percent of the vote count. His rival, environmentalist Pekka Haavisto, received 48.4 percent of the votes and was 111,000 votes behind Stubb. The Finnish president is elected by direct universal suffrage for a six-year term, with no head of state able to be elected for two consecutive terms. Sauli Niinistö, who served as president from 2012 to 2018 and was previously prime minister from 2010 to 2014, has not been able to run for re-election due to this rule.

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