On 7 September, the Finnish Centre Party – one of the ALDE Party member parties in Finland – hosted an extraordinary party council to elect a new leader to replace Juha Sipilä, former prime minister and a member of the Finnish parliament.
After a nail-biting campaign between Katri Kulmuni and Antti Kaikkonen (MP and Minister of Defence), the party chose Kulmuni, a 32-year-old Minister of Economic Affairs and vice-chair of the party, to lead its work. She won the election by 263 votes.
“The Finnish Centre Party has one goal: to become the biggest party of Finland, and that I will do,” Kulmuni summarised her vision after being elected. You can watch her full speech here (in Finnish).
The next elections in Finland will be the municipal elections scheduled for spring 2021.