Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election winBy Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor Russia and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance resonated with voters. The 69-year-old Niinisto, known for cultivating good relations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, won his second six-year term with an overwhelming 62.7 percent of the vote.



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