Jussi Halla-aho (the Finns Party) will step down from his post as a chairman. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Jussi Halla-aho, the chairman of the Finns Party, will step down from his post.

Halla-aho told of his decision in a party briefing on Monday.

Halla-aho said that his decision is based on careful thought. “I told about my decision to the closest in my entourage about a year ago,” Halla-aho said.

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One of the reasons for his decision is based on his idea that a chairman should not stay in his post for too long, because others may start thinking that the leader is irreplaceable.

Halla-aho has led the Finns Party since 2017. The Finns Party will elect a new chair in August.

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