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Finns Party rises to top 3 in dozens of municipalities

The nationalist party’s surging popularity is making it one of the three largest parties on municipal councils.

Jussi Halla-aho Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

The anti-immigrant party won big in Espoo, Vantaa, Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Kouvola, Lahti, Lohja, Pori, Rovaniemi, Tampere and Valkeakoski.

"There's been a power shift in the 'big three' (National Coalition, SDP and Centre Party)," said Yle political news chief Pekka Ervasti.

Overall, the election result is shaking up the playing field in half of municipalities.

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