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Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Opposition Wins 2015 Election, Ousts Prime Minister


In the general election held in April 2015, the opposition Centre Party won, taking 21.1% of the vote, and 49 out of parliament's 200 seats. The win meant that Centre Party leader Juha Sipilä would become prime minister.

Current Prime Minister Alexander Stubb resigned on April 28. Parliament approved Sipilä by a vote of 128-62 on May 28. An IT millionaire and political newcomer, Sipilä took office the following day.

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