The second round of the presidential election in Finland was held yesterday. The Ministry of the Interior is reporting the following result:
Sauli Niinistö, National Coalition Party (KOK) – 62.6%
Pekka Haavisto, Green League (VIHR) – 37.4%
Matthew Shugart shows that this is only the second time that a Green candidate has won through to the second round of a presidential election. However, in the end there was no surprise. Niinistö had been a long way ahead in the polls for months and he won easily.