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Vasemmistoliitto names Andersson as candidate for Presidential poll

Published : 16 Oct 2023, 02:31

  DF Report
Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance) Chairperson Li Andersson. File Photo: Finnish government by Stina Virkamäki.

The Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance) on Sunday nominated its Chairperson Li Andersson as party´s candidate for the upcoming presidential election scheduled to be held in January next year, said the party in a press release.

The party unanimously announced the name of Andersson, also former Education Minister from the party council in Helsinki.

Expressing her desire to b e the next president of the country, Andersson said that she wanted to work for the whole nation, particularly for the vulnerable group.

“Finland needs a value leader of the new age to restore citizens' trust in society,” she said, adding that major problems, such as homelessness, poverty, racism, and the malaise of young people cannot be solved by the speeches of the decision-makers, the problems need to be solved by political decisions.

Earlier, veteran politician of Vihreä Liitto (Green Party) Pekka Haavisto, former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (Kansallinen Kokoomus-National Coalition Party), former lawmaker and Bank of Finland Governor Olli Rehn of Suomen Keskusta (Centre Party of Finland), Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) leader Jussi Halla-aho, SuomenKristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats of Finland-CD) Chairperson Sari Essayah, Liike Nyt (Movement Now) lawmaker Harry Harkimo, former Keskusta Chair Paavo Väyrynen and Saara Huhtasaari of Freedom Alliance announced their candidatures for the 2024 presidential poll.