Leader of Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party-NCP) Petteri Orpo on Monday said that he was expecting a significant progress in the negotiation talks during this week to form a new government.
The negotiation talks among the leaders of four parties-Kokoomus, Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party), Suomenruotsalainenkansanpuolue (Swedish People’s Party of Finland-RKP) and the SuomenKristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats of Finland-CD)- continued at the House of Estate for the third week.
Talking to the journalists Orpo said that the government programme will be ready by Midsummer at the latest.
He, however, said the negotiators are still facing difficulties to settle down the issues related to immigration policies and social and health care.
He said that the negotiation talks will he continue on Thursday despite being a national holiday marking Ascension Day and during the weekend.
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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