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Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 12:02:48 AM
Olavi Ala-Nissilä, Jukka Kopra spend more than EUR 100,000 each
FTimes – STT Report, June 23
 
Swedish People's Party chairman Carl Haglund. File Photo – Str / Lehtikuva.
Chair of the Suomen ruotsalainen kansanpuolue (Swedish People’s Party of Finland) and former defence minister Carl Haglund’s election campaign emerged as the most expensive.
 
Haglund spent nearly 130,000 euros during the last parliamentary polls campaigns, according to the disclosures on the parliamentary election expenses submitted to National Audit Office.
The majority of Haglund campaign finances were proceeds from the party as well as from private donations and businesses.
 
Besides Haglund, Suomen Keskusta (Centre Party) politician Olavi Ala-Nissilä and Kansallinen Kokoomus (National Coalition Party) lawmaker Jukka Kopra were the only other politicians who spent over 100,000 euros during the campaigns.
 
Both Ala-Nissilä and Kopra largely financed their own campaigns.
 
Among the legislators who filed the election funding disclosure, Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) MP Maria Tolppanen used the least money during the campaigns spending 3,400 euros.
 
Chair of Kokoomus Alexander Stubb whose election campaign expenses was over 60,000 euros was the highest among the ministers.
 
Finns Party ministers’ campaigns cost less during the election. Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö spent over 15,000 euros, while Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström used about 6,500 euros.
 
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä disclosed he had spent over 38,000 euros during the elections.
 
Monday was the last day to file disclosures on the election campaign funding.
 
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