Finland – Constitutional amendment

This is confirmation that Finland has passed a constitutional reform to reduce the powers of the president even further. The official news agency reports that the reform passed by 118 votes to 40 with only the right-wing Finns deputies opposing as well as left deputies. Thus, the vote met the two-thirds requirement. The reform comes into effect when the next president takes office in March next year.

I do not have a copy of the changes in English. However, it can safely be assumed that they are very similar if not the same as the situation that was described in the guest post by Tapio Raunio recently.

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