The extensive collection of supporter cards was controlled by thousands of volunteers from all over Finland after Rehn announced his candidacy in June. This significant milestone paves the way for the next phase of Rehn’s campaign as he seeks to become the president of Finland.
“I am truly happy and grateful that the necessary number of support cards have been collected, which enables the sincere speed of our campaign. I would like to express my warm thanks to every card supporter and all the volunteers who participated in the campaign. The President of Finland must represent all Finns, they must be the values of the republic, freedom, equality -guardian of dignity, democracy and the rule of law,” Rehn said.
On Friday, Rehn’s campaign office opened to the public in Helsinki City Passage and the campaign was officially opened with an open public event in Sofia Helsinki. In his opening speech, Rehn emphasized Finland’s resilience in times of crisis and adaptation to Western security communities.
“Although the geography hasn’t changed, our position has. Together with our allies, we are now actively opposing Russia’s power policy. The decisive role of the next president is to successfully anchor Finland in the Western security communities.”
“I have no illusions about Russia’s development. It is incomprehensible that some political forces in Finland would like to reverse Finland’s integration to the West and Europe. The result of this illusion would be a lonely Finland,” Rehn warned.
Rehn also emphasized the importance of a healthy economy in ensuring Finland’s security.
“The president has to defend a healthy economy. If the public finances are in disarray, unemployment rises and the mind darkens, we become more vulnerable to hostile external influences. It’s about how we keep our country united and internally strong.”
On Friday, a large number of Rehn supporters were announced, and the second edition of Rehn’s book, “The Republic of the Happy,” was published.
You can follow Rehn’s campaign launch event on Friday 15 September 2023 from 18:00 at www.ollirehn2024.fi.
Source: The Nordic Page