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MTV survey: Green Party delegates favour Sofia Virta as next chair

The Green Party will select its new leader at a meeting in Seinäjoki later this week.

A photograph of Sofia Virta.
A photograph of Sofia Virta from the Green Party. Image: Heikki Saukkomaa / Lehtikuva
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A survey of Green Party area delegates by news outlet MTV revealed that Sofia Virta is currently their favourite to take over as party chair.

The poll showed 52 percent of respondents supported the Southwest Finland MP Virta for the position.

However, according to MTV, roughly one in four respondents were not yet able to say who they supported.

The new chair of the Green Party will be elected later this week at the party's meeting in Seinäjoki.

Second-term members of parliament Virta and Saara Hyrkkö (Green) are both vying for the seat. Maria Ohisalo (Green) announced that she was stepping down from the role after the party lost seven seats in April's parliamentary elections.

MTV Uutinen's survey was answered by 65 people, correlating to a response rate of 59 percent by the delegates.

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