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Finland’s coalition government resigns over failed healthcare reforms.

LKS 20190308 Pääministeri Juha Sipilä tiedotustilaisuudessa Kesärannassa 49426969

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The centre-right coalition government of Finland has resigned just one month before the general election, after it has failed to reform the country’s healthcare system.

‘The social welfare and health care reform was one of our government’s most important objectives’, prime minister Juha Sipila said today at a press briefing. Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but also asked him to stay on in a caretaker capacity until the election.

‘The snapshot of the situation that I got from the parliament obliged me to examine if there was a possibility of continuing the reform process. There wasn’t.’

‘My conclusion was that my government had to hand in our note of resignation’, prime minister Sipila also added.



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