Government programme negotiations in final stages

25.5.2015 18.30
Government programme negotiations in final stages

Negotiations on the government programme have reached their final stages in the Government Banquet Hall. Juha Sipilä, leader of the government formation talks, revealed that the number of ministries will remain at  twelve. Negotiations will continue on the number of ministers and the contents of their portfolios. Comments of the party leaders given to the media at the end of the day can be viewed at

According to Sipilä, all key issues of the government formation talks have been resolved. The final press conference of the negotiations will be held at 14.00 on Wednesday 27 May.

Watch the party leaders' comments as they arrived in the Government Banquet Hall on Monday:

Juha Sipilä
Timo Soini
Alexander Stubb

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