Finnish election early votes show defeat for pro-Europe PM

April 19, 2015 6:32 PM

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HELSINKI - Voters are tipped to oust Finland's pro-European and pro-NATO prime minister in Sunday's election, with counts from early voting showing a win for an opposition party that may need to rule in a coalition with Eurosceptic nationalists.

Around 32 percent of Finns voted ahead of Sunday's elections and pollsters warn the results can be skewed to certain geographical regions. A more accurate estimate of votes is due out at 1825 GMT (2.25 p.m. EDT).

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