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Tue, 06 Oct, 2015 12:09:28 AM
Perussuomalaiset VP accuses allies of breaching commitments
FTimes – STT Report, Oct 6
 
Perussuomalaiset chair and Foreign Minister Timo Soini. Photo – Lehtikuva.
The chair of Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party), the second largest component of the three-party alliance government, Timo Soini has rejected the possibility of quitting the government.
 
The party chair cleared the position following a demand made by the party's third vice chair Sebastian Tynkkynen to reassess party´s position in the government
 
Writing in his blog, Tynkkynen demanded the party's board, party’s council and the party's parliamentary group convene in order to decide whether Finns Party will continue to be part of the current coalition government.
 
The Finns Party vice chair believes it is necessary for the party to reevaluate its position in the government because the party's partners in the government have breached the government programme agreed jointly.
 
Soini told news agency STT in a text message that the need for the party to convene is not necessary.
 
The Finns Party’s Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo presumed that the question will arise during the party's next meeting scheduled to be held on October 23.
 
 Slunga-Poutsalo also believes there is no need to hold a meeting on the issue.
 
Tynkkynen is supported by two of the 13 Finns Party board members, Aleksi Hernesniemi and Terhi Kiemunki on the issue. 
 
Tynkkynen together with the two board member listed four points where they believe the government had breached its programme.
 
The Finns Party vice chair said the call for a meeting in the party is expensive and it is felt that the limits had already been exceeded long ago.
 
According to Tynkkynen, Hernesniemi and Kiemunki, the coming of asylum seekers in Finland is not controlled which also violates the government programme.
 
Furthermore, they consider the approval of the third Greek bailout as violation of the government programme.
 
The three believe that if the parties do not agree to shut the Swedish border for the asylum seekers, the Finns Party will not continue in the government.
 
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