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Finnish Prime Minister Resigns

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday and handed his resignation at a meeting with President Sauli Niinisto.

Rinne’s resignation came after one of his coalition partners said they no longer had confidence in him.

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The Centre Party, one of five parties in the coalition he formed in June, expressed doubts over the Social Democratic leader in the wake of a recent labour market dispute involving the state-owned postal service Posti.

The transfer of 700 workers to lower-paid contracts triggered a 17-day strike in November.

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The minister in charge of state-owned firms, Sirpa Paatero of the Social Democrats, resigned in November after it emerged she had failed to block the outsourcing.



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