Mikko Majander

Mikko Majander is an adjunct professor of political history at the University of Helsinki and the director of the Finnish think tank ‘Kalevi Sorsa Foundation’.

Elections :Mr President and the Seven Dwarfs.Party.jpg

Mr President and the Seven Dwarfs

Finnish elections : This is the first time the Finnish president has been elected in the first round of the direct popular vote.

Three aspects could make Finland’s upcoming contest more interesting than usual

First, it has been almost two years since the last general elections of any form. The April elections will measure not just the local balance of power but the support the present centre-right government is enjoying among the electorate. The international trend has been that despite their sophisticated methods the pollsters have faced difficulties in …

Three aspects could make Finland’s upcoming contest more interesting than usual Read More »

When the forgotten strike back

“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” Thus promised Donald Trump in his first speech after becoming the President-elect of the United States. Such rhetoric sounds very familiar to Finnish ears. “Forgotten people” was one of the favourite metaphors used by the grandfather of Finnish populism Veikko Vennamo in …

When the forgotten strike back Read More »

Scroll to Top