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Too intolerant for Finland? Finns Party losing lustre
A year after their big parliamentary win, support for the Finns Party continues to slide. A new Helsingin Sanomat poll finds that the party currently enjoys popular backing around 16 percent, some seven percentage points down from last summer.
The nationalistic Finns Party now ranks fourth in terms of popular support. The eurosceptic party has suffered several setbacks since its refusal to join the government coalition last spring, despite emerging as the biggest winner in the general elections.
The Finns Party's declining public support may point to citizens tiring of its repeated negative comments about immigrants and sexual minorities.
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