March 3, 2011 / 9:29 AM / 8 years ago

Finnish PM would consider ruling with True Finns

OSLO, March 3 (Reuters) - Finland’s Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi said on Thursday she would consider ruling with the populist True Finns party after next month’s general election if they could negotiate a government platform.

“I’m ready to work with every party of Finland in the government, if we can negotiate a government programme,” Kiviniemi told journalists in the Norwegian capital.

Asked specifically if she would rule out governing with the True Finns, Kiviniemi said: “No, of course not.”

The rise of the True Finns party will make it hard for Finland’s next coalition government to deal with issues such as European Union member state bailouts and further integration, according to analysts. [ID:nLDE71N28V]

Reporting by Walter Gibbs

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