Campaign posters for the 2018 presidential election in Finland. Photo credit: Wikimedia/Arto Alanenpää (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Finland is due to hold municipal elections on April 18, 2021. Voters will elect councils in all of Finland’s municipalities.
Finland has a robust democracy. As a parliamentary system, the prime minister has most executive power while the president plays a largely ceremonial role, although the current president, Sauli Niinisto, has carved out a prominent diplomatic role for himself.
Following the 2019 parliamentary elections, a left-leaning coalition came into government.
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