I hope that he does, Soini is a turncoat…..
Finns Party Halla-aho’s popularity increasing
Finns Party Halla-aho’s rising popularity
Finns Party member and current EU MP Jussi Halla-aho now has nearly the same amount of support within his party as current party chair Timo Soini, Aamulehti reports.
According to a poll commissioned by the paper’s publisher Lännen Media, if a party leader election were to be held now, 55 percent of the influential Finns Party members who were polled said they’d vote for Soini, while 45 percent would choose Halla-aho, the paper writes.
Markku Jokisipilä, the director of the Turku University Centre for Parliamentary Research told the paper that the results show that Halla-aho has genuine support among voters and a realistic chance to seriously challenge Soini.
The poll also found that respondents are apparently hoping for a change in party leadership. Some 78 percent of respondents said they want to see more candidates in the party chair elections, which are scheduled to be held this summer at a party congress in Jyväskylä.
Some 256 Finns Party district board members, local association chairs, MPs and other party leaders took part in the Lännen Media poll, according to the paper.