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"True Finns" name their party "The Finns"

The populist party which enjoyed historic landslides in last April's parliamentary elections, hitherto known in English as the "True Finns" party, have now officially named their party in English.

Timo Soini Tampereella 13.7.2011.
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The Finnish News Agency STT first reported that, in English, the party is now to be called "The Finns." The decision was taken during a party board meeting Sunday, at the initiative of chairman Timo Soini.

The Finns have had no official English name before, but have variously been called the "True Finns" or "Basic Finns."



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