Close to power, Finnish populists tone down anti-Athens policies

April 20, 2015 5:27 PM

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's eurosceptic Finns Party has the best chance of power in its 20-year history after coming second in Sunday's election, but its calls to throw Greece out of the euro zone may take a back seat to fixing the economy at home.

The populist party of Timo Soini, a 52-year-old nationalist, ended up behind the opposition Centre Party of Juha Sipila, a millionaire businessman who will probably seek his support to form a coalition.

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