Helsingin Sanomat has report on the crime of candidates in this month’s local elections. The paper went through candidate lists and legal information to find all those candidates convicted of a crime in the past five years.
The good news is that fewer candidates have convictions than in the previous municipal elections in 2017.
The bad news is that there are still a lot of people applying for posts on the criminal record, and the average number of convicted candidates is 3.7 per cent among the big parties.
More than 30,000 candidates are nominated, and that’s a decent number of new politicians, but that’s a decrease from 2017, when the figure was four percent.
The exit is the Finnish party, where 8.2 per cent of the candidates were convicted in the last five years. It has fallen by 9 per cent of candidates who had a verdict in 2017, but still includes 101 assaults, 144 cases of drink-driving or aggravating drink-driving, 23 cases of illegal threats and one case of forgery, among the 489 judgments in the HS dataset. .
You can view that dataset on the HS website.
Voting turnout among foreign background voters is generally much lower than among the general population. We asked why in the All Points North podcast. You can listen to the entire podcast on the embedded player here or through Yle Areena, Spotify, Apple Podcasts or a standard podcast player via an RSS feed.
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The Finnish summer tournament event is the European Football Championship, where the team has reached the finals for the first time. Coach on Tuesday night Markku Kanerva announced the team that will play in the tournament in a relatively brilliant (for Finland) ceremony team announcement video posted on social media channels.
A few surprising names were omitted.
Evening News mentioned Juhani Ojala as a great lack of name when the central defender was left at home as well as full backrests Albin Granlund and Niko Hämäläinen.
Coach Kanerva said it “broke his heart” to tell players who were not planning to come to the final team.
The Finnish tournament will start in Copenhagen on Saturday 12 June with a match against Denmark. Then they play Russia and Belgium in St. Petersburg.
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Warm weekend ahead
Evening paper offers some upbeat reports from the weekend, where temperatures could rise as high as 25 degrees, bringing warmer conditions to the many graduation parties planned for Saturday and Sunday.
It’s not exactly a heat wave, says a meteorologist interviewed by IL, but there are several days when individual places can be warmer than 25 degrees.
The hinterland south of Oulu is expected to have the best weather, but during the day the temperature is expected to be over 20 degrees in much of the country.
In the afternoons, however, there are heavy localized dumps.
Source: The Nordic Page