According to the results of previous elections Tarja Halonen won support for 51.8% of the vote.
Its only rival, former Finance Minister of Finland, Sauli niinistö - got to 48.2%. Despite the small gap, he is with honor admitted defeat. «The man lost,» said niinistö and kissed the hand Tarja Halonen.
Note that after the first round niinistö lost 22%, but two weeks managed to almost catch up with his rival. It is interesting to note also that niinistö - Vice-President of the European investment Bank, miraculously escaped the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia.
Itself, the President stressed the fact that it became the first of the leaders of the Northern countries, who managed to re-election for a second term. Recall that 6 years ago Halonen - a former trade Union activist - became the first woman elected President of Finland.
Since 2000, Finland has pursued a policy aimed at further integration of the country into European structures, cooperation with NATO and simultaneously strengthening ties with the Russian Federation.
However, Sauli niinistö considered a big fan of the North Atlantic Alliance, and he was in favour of accession to the bloc. So the result of the victory Halonen, you can expect that Finland, the border with Russia exceeds 1300 kilometers, in the next 6 years will not join NATO. According to the Finnish expert Tapani , President Halonen will continue the policy of non-alignment to the military blocks, which Finland holds 1944 (i.e. from the moment of its exit from the Second world war, after the defeat of the Soviet Army), reports RBC.