Populist Finns Party to Join Coalition of 3 in Finland

May 7, 2015 3:40 PM

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Finland's centrist prime minister-elect says he wants the populist Finns Party in a new three-member ruling coalition, the first time the anti-bailouts party would be in the government.

Center Party leader Juha Sipila, tasked with forming a majority government after his party's election victory last month, says he also wants the conservatives to join the talks on forming "a strong coalition" that would implement difficult reforms during the current recession.

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