Juha Sipila’s move comes after junior partner True Finns party elects anti-immigration hardliner as its new leader

Finland’s prime minister, Juha Sipila, has moved to break up the country’s three-party coalition government after a junior partner, the nationalist True Finns party, elected an anti-immigration hardliner as its new leader.

The True Finns, the second-biggest party in the coalition, had over the weekend picked MEP Jussi Halla-aho as its new leader, a move set to take the moderately nationalist party closer towards radical right-wing populism.

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