Current Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is so popular that he would win re-elections in the first round, making a second round unnecessary, if elections were held today.
Out of all supporters of the six largest political parties in Finland, 68 percent of the ballot would support Niinistö, thus making a second round of elections unnecessary. Post-Doctoral Researcher Johanna Vuorelma at the University of Helsinki refers to this as ‘shockingly’ high support.
Niinistö won the 2012 presidential elections as a candidate of the National Coalition. However, last May he announced that he will establish a constituency association in order to seek re-election as an independent candidate.
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