President Sauli Niinistö has overtaken other Finnish political leaders when dealing with the crisis in Ukraine, according to a study conducted by the newsgroup Uutissuomalainen.
The respondents gave Niinistö a grade of 8.9 on the Finnish school rating scale (4-10).
Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) had a second-best score of 7.8. prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) ranked third (7.6) and Pekka Haavisto fourth (7.5).
About 1,000 people responded to the information poll.
Niinistö has been prominent in both Finnish and international media since the outbreak of the Ukrainian war. The president said on Thursday that he believed that Finland had already shown popular support for NATO membership. The interest of Finns in joining the military alliance has grown dramatically since the Russian military invasion.
The next president?
Finland’s next presidential election is scheduled for early 2024. Earlier this week, according to Yle’s opinion poll, the Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn (Cen) would be the most likely winner of Finland’s next presidential election.
Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin ranked second and third in the Economic Survey survey.
In Finland, the president’s task is to lead foreign and security policy matters more than internal matters.
Source: The Nordic Page