17 Apr '11, 2am

Nationalist right set to surge as Finns head to the polls: HELSINKI: Finns head to the polls Sunday following a

Nationalist right set to surge as Finns head to the polls: HELSINKI: Finns head to the polls Sunday following a

HELSINKI: Finns head to the polls Sunday following a parliamentary election campaign marked by the traditional mainstream parties' struggle to keep the soaring nationalist, right-wing True Finns at bay. The last poll before the vote placed the True Finns in fourth place with 15.4 per cent support, compared to 21.2 per cent for the first-place National Coalition. The ruling Centre Party and the main opposition Social Democrats (SDP) were according to that survey in a tight race for second, with 18.6 and 18.0 per cent respectively, although either party also has a chance to close the small gap behind the National Coalition to pull out a victory. Polling stations open at 9:00 am (0600 GMT) and close at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) with the first preliminary results expected to be announced around the same time. The issue of European Union bailouts took front stage in election campaigni...

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