Alexander Stubb wins Finland's presidential election amidst uncertainty in US relations and NATO membership.
Why it matters
The election of Alexander Stubb as Finland's president comes at a critical time, with uncertainty surrounding US relations and NATO membership, impacting the country's foreign policy and global alliances.
What the papers say
The New York Times highlights the impact of US politics on Finland's trans-Atlantic partnership, while Al Jazeera and South China Morning Post focus on Stubb's victory in the election and the implications for Finland's foreign policy and security priorities.
How we got here
Finland's decision to join NATO and the changing geopolitical landscape have dominated the presidential campaign, with the winner expected to shape the country's role in the alliance and its global relations.
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