Prime Minister Antti Rinne submits the Government’s request for resignation – Government to continue on a caretaker basis
On Tuesday 3 December, Prime Minister Antti Rinne submitted his Government’s request for resignation to the President of the Republic. President Niinistö approved the Prime Minister’s request for resignation and requested that the Government continue on a caretaker basis.
Prime Minister Rinne held a press conference at the Government Palace on Tuesday at 13.00.
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