With the right president "we have a better chance to stay out of war". Video report from a polling station in Arctic Finland.

February 11, 2024


Today, on February 11, 2024, the second round of presidential elections was held in Finland.

Residents had to choose between Alexander Stubb and Pekka Haavisto. These are the first elections held in Finland since the country became part of NATO. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, tensions have been high in Finland and the fear of war has increased. As the president is in charge of foreign policy and armed forces, his role will be crucial in navigating Finland through turbulent times. We went to a polling station in the remote arctic village of Sevettijärvi in Lapland to ask people what factors were important for them in this election.


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