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Finland’s entire government has resigned after a breakdown of an agreement on welfare state reform.
Finland’s entire government resigned Friday after the governing coalition failed to agree on the welfare state reform, just one month before elections were due to be held.
Juha - Sipila - Country - Minister - Governing
Juha Sipila has been the country’s prime minister since 2015 after forming a three-party governing coalition with two other right-leaning parties, including the small populist Blue Reform Party, a group that was once part of the eurosceptic True Finns but split up amid divisions over immigration policies.
“I take the responsibility for the failure. It has been a huge disappointment to me,” Sipila said during a news conference, adding that the reform in the works “had been one of our most important projects.”
Reform - Welfare - State - Population - Spending
The reform tried to reorganize the welfare state amid an aging population and cut public spending by $3.4 billion in the next 10 years –...
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