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Mikko Majander

Adjunct professor of political history

University of Helsinki
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Mr President and the Seven Dwarfs

30 January, 2018

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

15 February, 2017

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 […]

When the forgotten strike back

23 December, 2016

“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 […]

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