The minister said he hopes that others will also run for the party's top spot.
The administration led by outgoing prime minister Juha Sipilä became Finland’s longest in office on Saturday.
After a tough domestic election, the Centre Party is in danger of losing a seat in the European Parliament
Government negotiations see spending troubles, the Centre Party questions chair Juha Sipilä's leadership and a new cable car is tested.
Centre Party demands may make it difficult for smaller parties to agree on a platform for Finland's next cabinet.
Antti Rinne has confirmed that five parties are to begin cabinet negotiations: the SDP, Centre, Greens, Left Alliance and Swedish People's Party.
The Centre Party's social media surveys, the woes of the metal industry and unlawful disciplinary guidelines in schools are discussed in Wednesday's papers.
SDP leader Antti Rinne said he would sleep on the decision on which parties would form the next government, but he wanted clarity from the Centre Party.
The Centre Party, which lost over one-third of its seats in the general election, is willing to join the government, according to information obtained by Yle.
A fresh newspaper poll shows a social democratic-conservative coalition as the most popular government option among voters.
Outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipilä tried to make sense of his party's poor election showing to the party council.
The Social Democrats, Greens and Left Alliance will correspondingly see their coffers grow in line with their MP tally.
"The election result left me no choice," Sipilä wrote in his blog on Tuesday.
More Finns are too depressed to work, parliamentary candidates would relax alcohol laws and some Centre Party members want to boycott the upcoming election.
The Centre Party may be heading for one of its worst election results ever, says political pundit Sini Korpinen as APN mulls the party's election prospects.
The premier said that the Centre Party’s showing in upcming parliamentary elections will determine whether ot not he has the right to continue as leader.
The prime minister tendered his government's resignation to the president on Friday, and questions abound as to what that means for Finland moving forward.
The prime minister used time during a regular radio interview to explain his controversial comments on proposals to cut back on Finnish forest harvesting.
Parliament's approval of child marriage ban, falling support for Centre Party among farmers and a stray dog attack on a 5-year-old Finnish boy on a Thai beach.
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