FINLAND: New President

At Helsinki (Helsingfors),* capital of Finland, 300 Finnish citizens assembled under the Chairmanship of Premier Lauri Ingman. They were the electors appointed by the people to elect a President for the years 1925-31 in succession to Dr. Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg who, amid many protestations, had declined to stand for reelection.

President Stahlberg, the first President of Finland since that country, in 1917, declared itself free and independent of Russia, was elected by the Diet in 1919. The present popular presidential election is the first to be held.

Under a system of proportionate representation,...

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