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Portuguese aid package divides Finns


The Portuguese bailout package has divided Finns in two, according to a survey published by national daily Helsingin Sanomat on Tuesday.

Some 38 per cent of Finns told that they supported the bailout package, while some 36 per cent responded that they oppose propping up Portugal. A quarter did not state an opinion either way.

True Finns supporters were the most keen to reject the EU’s aid package, with almost four in five responding that they were opposed to it.

National Coalition supporters were much more permissive with close to two in three supporting the bailout. Centre supporters were similarly pro the aid package.

Polling company Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) carried out the survey by interviewing some 1,200 Finns. The margin of error was stated at just under three percentage points in either direction.