Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party, is the public favourite to become the next prime minister of Finland, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
The newspaper reported yesterday that over a fifth (22%) of respondents to its survey said they would like to see the opposition leader to take over the prime minister’s office after the parliamentary elections held in April 2019.
The 1,001 respondents were asked to select one of the chairpersons of the three largest political parties in Finland – Rinne of the Social Democrats, Petteri Orpo of the National Coalition and Juha Sipilä of the Centre. Orpo was the choice of 20 per cent and Sipilä that of 16 per cent of respondents.
The second part of the survey was not as flattering for the Social Democrats.
Helsingin Sanomat highlighted that the vast majority of respondents viewed that frustration with the current government is almost the only reason for the popularity of Rinne and the Social Democrats. Only eight per cent of respondents, in contrast, attributed the popularity to the proposals made by the opposition party.
The responses were collected through an online panel between 20 and 27 June by Kantar TNS. The survey has a margin of error of +/-3.1 percentage points.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa – Lehtikuva
Source: Uusi Suomi