Soini said that Lipponen’s words demonstrate that the True Finns are now viewed seriously as a political rival.
”I don’t really understand what he's talking about. Elections are held so that voices are heard. The True Finns are not an extremist group. This party is neither left-wing nor right-wing,” Soini told YLE.
“This is a Finnish people’s movement that has nothing to do with extremism,” he added.