Timo Soini celebrating
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'We are not extremists' say nationalist True Finns

A nationalist party has taken nearly a fifth of votes in Finland's general election, the electoral commission says.

The True Finns finished just behind the conservative NCP and the Social Democrats on around 19%.

While the Social Democrats have called for changes on EU bail-outs, including the planned Portuguese rescue, True Finns opposes the plans altogether.

Their party leader Timo Soini said they would "negotiate with other parties regarding European union issues".

  • 18 Apr 2011
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