As 2024 unfolds, we are witnessing the heaviest electoral year in history. Finnish voters, accustomed to regular polling, face another significant decision. Last year, they ousted the socialist government led by Sanna Marin. This year, they return to the voting booths to elect a new president and European Parliament representatives.
The presidential election of 2024 is more than a political ritual; it’s a critical juncture for Finland. Known for stability, social welfare, and technological innovation, Finland now tests the resilience of its political system, influenced by recent fragile coalition governments. This is the first time Finns voted since joining NATO, turning the campaign spotlight on security and its relationship with Russia. Here are some of the top candidates for the presidential race.