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Gov't Talks: Back to Square One

Gov't Talks: Back to Square One | Finland | Scoop.it
Negotiations on the formation of a new government have gone back to square one following Wednesday's withdrawal from the talks by the Social Democratic Party and the Left Alliance. The four remaining parties in the talks are not even in full agreement if NPC chairman Jyki Katainen will automatically continue to lead the negotiations.
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Government Negotiations Break Down

Government Negotiations Break Down | Finland | Scoop.it
YLE News: Government Negotiations Break Down http://dlvr.it/TlNZX...

Government negotiations broke down Wednesday evening. Social Democrats and the Left Alliance left the negotiation table after 13 days of disagreement.
Lead negotiator and PM-designate, Jyrki Katainen (National Coalition Party) told reporters that the parties could not agree on employment or economic policy.
Issues about taxation were particularly difficult, Katainen said.
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Finland leftists walk out of gov't talks-reports

HELSINKI, June 1 (Reuters) - Finland's left-leaning partieshave walked out of talks to form a government led by theright-leaning National Coalition, local media reported onWednesday.
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