Alexander Stubb wins Finland’s presidential election


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Alexander Stubb, who served as Finland's prime minister from 2014-2015, is set to become the country's next president. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Bloomberg Former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb is to become the Nordic country’s next president in elections billed as the most consequential in decades after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Stubb beat Pekka Haavisto, foreign minister until June, winning 51.6 per cent of the vote, a closer margin of victory than polls had suggested. Stubb will become president at a time when neighbour Russia has stepped up its rhetoric against Finland and said it would build up its forces close...