Mr Koivisto steps into the footsteps of President Kekkonen – Finland discovers a new leader

21.4.1981

AUTHOR The Guardian CATEGORY Society & Politics PARTNER The Guardian 
and Observer Digital Archive
Mr Koivisto steps into the footsteps of President Kekkonen – Finland discovers a new leader

President Kekkonen was mentioned often in The Guardian. His successor, Mauno Koivisto, received interest as well. “after 25 years’ rule by their father figure, president Kekkonen, the Finns have found a new man for all seasons – a knight whose armour shines through all the mud splattered in dirty political jousting”.

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