Statements on Halla-aho’s blog about Somali immigrants brought him charges of inciting racial hatred in 2009, which were later dismissed, and a fine for defaming religion.
Issues regarding police, rescue services and border guard also lie within the sphere of the Administration Committee.
True Finns’ leader Timo Soini is set to lead the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Defence Committee chairmanship will go to Jussi Niinistö.
These nominations may change if any of the candidates become government ministers.
Additionally, the True Finns have selected their candidate for the second Deputy Speaker of Parliament—Anssi Joutsenlahti. He served as an MP for the True Finns’ predecessor, the Rural Party (SMP), in 1979-1987.