She hates the EU, cheered Brexit, supports Trump — and believes Finland needs her brand of populism.
HELSINKI — Of the eight contenders to be Finland’s next president, none stand out quite like Laura Huhtasaari.
The candidate of the far-right Finns Party is an outlier in both style and substance. She won’t win Sunday’s presidential election but she’s using her time in the spotlight to push her party’s anti-immigrant, anti-establishment message.
She hates the European Union, cheered Brexit and supports Donald Trump — and believes Finland is more than ready for her brand of populism.