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Govt survives no-confidence motion over migrant crisis at borders

Published : 27 Nov 2021, 00:27

  DF Report

Photo: Finnish parliament.

The five-party alliance government on Friday survived a no-confidence motion brought against it in parliament by four opposition parties over preparation for hybrid influencing at the borders.

The government won the motion by 91 to 66 votes with 42 lawmakers remaining absent, said the parliament in a press release.

The opposition parties- Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party), the Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party-NCP), SuomenKristillisdemokraati (Christian Democratic Party) and Liike Nyt (Movement Now) submitted the motion on 16 November on Finland's preparation for hybrid influencing based on the management of migratory flows.

The government responded to the interpellation in a plenary session on 25 November. After receiving the reply to the interpellation, Parliament debated the matter.