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Finland’s Conservative Prime Minister-designate Petteri Urbu, who won Elections earlier this month, will seek to form an alliance with The far-right Finns Party, according to Hu’s statement made on Thursday.

Inclusion of Finns in Negotiations raise the prospect of anti-immigration partyany took just over 20% of the votecould for the second time join to rule coalition.

Formal talks are open on Orbo told reporters on May 2 between Orbo’s National Coalition Party, the Finns’ Party, the Swedish People’s Party and the Christian Democrats.

Negotiations, which usually last about a month, are expected to be difficult, as is the Finns’ party hard Line on Immigration and skepticism towards Finland’s climate goals caused Friction between the right-wing parties.

If Orpo in formulation a government program Supported by all four parties coalition Most will believe of 108 seats out of 200 in parliament.

Anna Maja Henrikson, leader of the Swedish People’s Party, said in March party will not participate in a government policies that follow of Finnish party, emphasizing the importance of Attracting labor migrants to Finland.

While other political parties view Immigration as a solution for Finland’s aging population, the Party of Finns a more tough stance.

Attribute increased events crime for immigrants and actively campaigned against immigration.

Finns’ party leader Rika Pera said Thursday that immigration is “a threat to security and economybut the party It was open to “negotiation”.

“There are definitely things we can agree on on in the area of she told reporters.

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He served the Finns party in center right government with The National Coalition ran from 2015 to 2017 but this collaboration ended when the Finns Party split into two groups – a moderate and a hard-line faction.

Currently, only hard- liners remain in parliamentafter becoming second-Larger party in 2019 elections.

The Finnish party’s goals include eventual exit from the European Union and a postponement of Finland’s goal of Achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

Politician scientist “A heated debate is to be expected,” Mikko Majander of the Magma think tank told AFP. in Negotiations knock out a government program.

Purra must have a file clear impact on immigration policy. vs for So, they can make concessions on other issues.”

But he noted, “It’s not like that set in stone that a government can be formed” with These four parties.

Despite their differences, Urbu said he believed the parties could come to an agreement.

“there of Differences, of course, between the two parties. But after (initial) negotiations, we collectively feel the issues can be resolved.”

Orpo’s alternative was collaboration with Social Democrats outgoing Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

“red blue” government with Social Democrats and the National Coalition – not uncommon in Finland – will have also He was easier for The smallest parties join.

But Orpo said former government Partner differences on economic policy They were great That the selected parties are now closer to each other.”

Analysts also Note that blue and red government The exclusion of the Finns would have raised issues of democracy, given their strong electoral performance.

‘Unpredictable’

European election campaign Primarily focused on calls for budget Austerity, and now it seems that he is ready to make concessions in other areas to secure support for for him six One billion euro ($6.5 billion) savings plan.

Marin criticized his plan as a “transfer from the poor to the poor.” give for the rich.”

While the Social Democrats might be a “tried and tested” partner, the Party of Finns could prove “It’s unpredictable,” Magander said.

He noted that its voter base could have a hard accept the time budget austerity.

Maginder also and expect possible difficulties in European Union affairs with Finns party in the coalition.

“especially in regarding common debt. Finland in general no want “But the Finns have a much tougher stance than the pro-EU National Coalition,” he added.

In the April elections, the incumbent Social Democrats fell to third place place with 43 seats, behind National Coalition with 48 seats and the far right with 46.

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