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Finland re-elected opponent to join NATO for a new presidential term

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The current head of state, Sauli Niinistö, was elected President of Finland for a new term. Going to the elections as an independent candidate, Niinistö scored 62,7% of the votes, significantly beating all his rivals. Thus, Pekka Haavisto, a candidate from the opposition Union of the Greens, located on the second position, who is known for his non-traditional sexual orientation, has about 12,5%. In third place is the candidate from the True Finns party, Laura Huhtasaari. She has about 7% votes.


The inauguration of the Finnish president is to be held on February 1.

Finland re-elected opponent to join NATO for a new presidential term


For the West, the victory of Sauli Niinistö against the background of the victory of Milos Zeman in the Czech Republic looks like a real fiasco. The fact is that both of these presidents hold very moderate views on the Russian Federation and advocate the development of productive partnerships with Moscow. At the same time, Sauli Niinistö is opposed to the entry of Finland into the North Atlantic military bloc.

It should be noted that in recent years, the pressure on Helsinki just from the side of NATO has been more than substantial. The purpose of pressure is the same: against the background of unwinding anti-Russian hysteria, try to draw Finland into NATO. At the moment, Finland has withstood.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 29 January 2018 06: 47
    +5
    Finland has resisted.
    And what about her hanging around! She lives well near Russia!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 29 January 2018 07: 01
      +2
      they’re all on their minds ... today they don’t want, but tomorrow they’ll enter ...
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 29 January 2018 07: 49
      +8
      The purpose of the pressure is the same: against the backdrop of unbridled anti-Russian hysteria, try to draw Finland into NATO. Finland has survived at the moment.

      As long as she survived, common sense won, but what will happen next? The next time the pedrilka wins and jumps straight into NATO. what
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 29 January 2018 07: 52
        0
        Do not want to be a target - a very understandable desire!
        Their affairs, they don’t need our assessment, though ...
        1. ul_vitalii
          ul_vitalii 29 January 2018 07: 59
          +6
          Reason prevailed, money for the development of the country, and not in the midst of the Cold War.
        2. Evil543
          Evil543 29 January 2018 08: 09
          +1
          Have you heard about Russian hackers yet? Chet departed from the plan ...
    3. Mar.Tirah
      Mar.Tirah 29 January 2018 08: 04
      +1
      They lived best under President Urho Kekkonen, who has been in contact with the KGB, and who has been in power for a quarter of a century. Therefore, they remember who is friend and who is enemy!
      1. Evil543
        Evil543 29 January 2018 08: 11
        0
        Well, they remember the Russian tsars exactly, and they do not rename the streets named after them.
      2. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 29 January 2018 10: 36
        +2
        Quote: Mar. Tira
        They lived best under President Urho Kekkonen

        He was a good guy. yes The USSR made a competent move, handing Finland a "suitcase without a handle" - a base in Porkkala in 1955. Which, incidentally, added political points to Kekkonen, who soon became president. As a child, I remember, I was surprised - why is Finland a friendly, but not a socialist country? wassat
        1. Mar.Tirah
          Mar.Tirah 30 January 2018 07: 39
          +1
          Once I met a Finn on a river. He loves to come to Siberia in the summer to drink vodka and thus relax. But he is cowardly to the horror. He saw my fish mark and was scared. He is the head of the prison, but they are all civil servants, so any police officer can punish him .Paradox! I had to reassure that in Russia this is not so.
    4. Felix99
      Felix99 29 January 2018 11: 55
      0
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      And what about her hanging around! She lives well near Russia!

      It’s time for the Grand Duchy of Finland to return home, to their homeland, to the Russeyushka! laughing
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 29 January 2018 14: 38
        0
        From a legal point of view, the Grand Duchy was not part of Russia. It was a state that was inextricably linked with the Russian Empire and had a common head of state with it. And the money was mine, and its own separate customs territory.
  2. 210ox
    210ox 29 January 2018 06: 48
    +2
    “For the West, the victory of Sauli Niinistö against the background of the victory of Milos Zeman in the Czech Republic looks like a real fiasco.” Nonsense. What the “West” orders, they will do ..
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 29 January 2018 07: 17
      +3
      You shouldn’t be so, the Finns have always stood apart, the people are quite proud, and by the way, with brains in their heads, they remember the war with us, they don’t want to fight with us .. they’d better alliance with us, and why did you drag the mattress here! You are now the influence of the West Don’t spread it on everyone! And the Czechs also remember who they were when the USSR was, and what they became under the influence of the West!
  3. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 29 January 2018 06: 49
    +4
    Yes, this is not an opponent of joining NATO, but relatively (in comparison with other "members" of Europe) a sober-minded person who understands what the country really needs and how to live with neighbors given by God smile
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 29 January 2018 07: 18
      +1
      Namely, you put it right to the point, and therefore this person understands that joining NATO does not bode well for them when such a neighbor is at hand!
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 January 2018 06: 53
    +1
    Sauli Niinistö ... advocate for productive partnerships with Moscow
    I don’t know how in Finland, but in the Czech Republic, EU officials and of course the United States “moved” very actively against the incumbent president and did not hide this. In Finland, probably also tried. Today, the alignment in these countries can be said in our favor.
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 29 January 2018 07: 20
      +1
      Well, let's say not in ours, but at least not hostile!
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 29 January 2018 07: 16
    +4
    Congratulations to the Finns with an adequate president! hi
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 29 January 2018 08: 02
      +9
      A president with adequate Finns. hi
  6. demo
    demo 29 January 2018 07: 34
    +3
    Draw conclusions.
    The composition of the population of Finland is divided into the following groups.
    Opponents of joining NATO - 62.7%.
    Non-traditional sexual orientation - 12.5%.
    True Finns - 7%.
    If you knew how many percent of the total number came to the polls, then it would be very cool.
  7. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 29 January 2018 07: 41
    +3
    The Finns have a pragmatic approach. NATO is not only a military alliance, it is being drawn into it through economic ties. The EU is now, although slowly but falling apart, as the rich countries of the EU gobbled up the economies of weaker countries, equality and long prosperity did not work, the rich do not make sense to further feed the devastated ones. For the same reason, joining NATO has become meaningless. The Russian and Chinese threats are a myth for the layman, diligently supported by the ruling elites of the West and Western Europe. For example, at one time Turkey, aspiring to the EU, joined NATO, which did not have any benefit. I believe that the day is not far off when the NATO participants will begin to fall off actively, including and Turkey. This is one of the reasons why hysteria about the Russian and Chinese threats is escalating.
  8. HEATHER
    HEATHER 29 January 2018 07: 46
    0
    Sauli Niinistö He’s a smart guy. If ours is unsupported (which is unlikely), it will be hard for him. An adequate politician. And now, like Merkel and Macaron, I start to blame the states. Whether our people work, then (it is doubtful) their brains are being replaced.
  9. bald
    bald 29 January 2018 07: 51
    +1
    Normally, not everything in the world is corrupt. Let now blue greens tell about the Russian trace.
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  11. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 29 January 2018 11: 24
    +1
    Finns, although Europeans, are not fools. Che how to sit out again in the floor of neutrality)
  12. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 29 January 2018 14: 39
    0
    The only pity is that the role of the president in Finland has declined over the past twenty years.