Finland needs a President who can bring people together. We deserve a Finland that we can be proud of, here at home and all over the world.
In the world we live in today, a President must have experience and vision. With the ongoing war in Europe, there is no time to practice. The next president must have the necessary know-how ready for the task.
The President of the Republic is also a moral leader. They need to know Finland and the Finnish people. Not only the ones at parties and parades, but the ordinary everyday Finns from all corners of this country. I know that the Finns don’t always agree. I also know it’s possible to have a conversation with each and every one – and that it’s possible to do that with dignity and respect.
Pekka Haavisto served as Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2019-2023, Minister for International Development in 2013-2014 and as Minister of Environment in 1995-1999. He was elected first time to the Parliament of Finland in 1983. In 1993-1995 and in 2018-2019 he was the Party Leader of the Greens in Finland. He was the Green party candidate in the presidential election in Finland in 2012 and in 2018.