Finnish Centre Party says has lost confidence in coalition PM Rinne

Finland Prime Minister Antti Rinne is likely to be forced to resign. — Reuters pic
Finland Prime Minister Antti Rinne is likely to be forced to resign. — Reuters pic

HELSINKI, Dec 3 — Finland’s Centre Party, part of the ruling five-party coalition, said today it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, in a move that will likely force him to resign.

“This was third time we told him, we told him twice yesterday and now,” Antti Kurvinen, the party’s parliamentary group leader told reporters.

Finnish broadcaster YLE, citing unnamed sources, reported earlier that Rinne would resign later in the day. — Reuters

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