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The inspiring presidential candidacy of Pekka Haavisto

The inspiring presidential candidacy of Pekka Haavisto

By Kimmo Wilska, The Green League in Finland Becoming the first European Green ever to advance to the second round and come in second for president on the national level, Pekka Haavisto made history in 2012. In the process, his inspiring campaign was a victory for green ideals espoused by progressive-minded Finns from different party backgrounds. It suggested more voters now see Greens as capable of leadership. Ironically Haavisto’s result was unexpected after the Green Party experienced a drop in…

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