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.