Alexander Stubb Leads Before Finland’s Jan. 28 Presidential Election

Alexander Stubb, former Finnish prime minister, is running for president in Finland and is hoping to succeed Sauli Niinistö, who is retiring at 75 after two six-year terms. That is reported by Reuters.

Stubb, a member of the centre-right National Coalition Party who describes himself a moderate, has topped most opinion polls in recent months. The latest poll, published by the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper on Dec. 26, put him on 24% support among respondents and his main opponent, liberal Green Party member Pekka Haavisto, on 22%.

Early voting in the presidential election starts in Norway this week.