Finns vote for new president to guide new Nato member as Russia’s neighbour


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Voters in Finland are going to the polls to choose who out of two experienced politicians should be their next president. The winner’s main task will be to steer the Nordic country’s foreign and security policy now that it is a member of Nato, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Advertisement Former prime minister Alexander Stubb, 55, on the centre right, and former foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, 65, from the green left, largely agree on Finland’s foreign policy and security priorities. National Coalition Party candidate Alexander Stubb is favourite to become Finland’s next president (Sergei Grits/AP) These include maintaining a hard...