Latest Finnish presidential election Stories

2006-01-29 07:15:44

By Rex Merrifield HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's first woman president faced a tight race with her conservative challenger as voters cast ballots on Sunday in an election run-off. Opinion polls had given left-leaning President Tarja Halonen, who is seeking a second and final six-year term, a slim lead despite a swell of support for her opponent, moderate rightist Sauli Niinisto. The incumbent, backed by the Social Democratic Party and leftist and labor groups, has campaigned as "the...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'