Monday, January 7, 2008

Public Confidence in Finnish Government Wanes

Just over one third of Finns believe that the four-party coalition government will achieve its most important goals, according to a fresh opinion poll commissioned by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Nearly two thirds of respondents felt that the success of the government is fairly unlikely at best. The greatest change has taken place among supporters of the conservative National Coalition Party; a majority of supporters of the party, the second-largest group in the government, no longer believe that the goals of the government can be achieved. In a poll taken in the summer, supporters of the National Coalition were the most confident.

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