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Social Democrats to lead new government - but far-right party scores large gains to become third-largest in country.
Sauli Niinistoe of the National Coalition Party has won 63 per cent of votes, defeating pro-euro Greens Party candidate.
Jyrki Katainen chosen to head six-party coalition, two months after his party won parliamentary elections.
Finland swings to right while anti-euro True Finns' surge to prominence could threaten eurozone bailout for Portugal.
The anti-euro True Finns party is expected to reel off big gains in Finland's general election on Sunday.
Al Jazeera looks at some of the leading contenders in the 2009 German election.
Late gains from Conservatives could alter power balance in government
A day before elections, polls suggest that days of centre-left rule may be numbered.
Coalition talks could take as long as a month.

Finland's first woman prime minister resigned on Wednesday after only two months in office for allegedly using leaked secret information on Iraq to help win the March

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UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
 
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