4 parties agree to form Kokoomus-led govt

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The four political parties led by Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party-NCP) on Thursday reached agreement on the upcoming government program to form an alliance government.

Leaders of the conservative Kokoomus, radical rightist Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party), Suomenruotsalainenkansanpuolue (Swedish People’s Party of Finland-RKP) and the SuomenKristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats of Finland-CD) reached agreement after holding negotiation talks for more than six weeks at the House of Estate.

Kokoomus leader Petteri Orpo will be the next prime minister while the portfolios of the rest ministers will be announced later.

Detail about the upcoming government and its programme will be disclosed on Friday.

Taking to journalists on Thursday Orpo said that they thoroughly addressed the details with the view to reach extensive deals on various issues.

The four parties started the formal negotiation talks at the House of the Estate on May 2 with the view to form a four-party alliance government.

Earlier on April 27, Kokoomus Chairman Petteri Orpo announced that his party decided to hold official discussions with the radical right political party Perussuomalaiset, RKP and the CD.

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Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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