Finland: Niinistö tops the presidential poll in share wealth
The interest in financial investments varies considerably between candidates for Finland’s presidential elections. National Coalition Party candidate Sauli Niinistö tops the list with the greatest number of stocks while Green League candidate Pekka Haavisto does not hold any investments. YLE questioned eight candidates about their holdings and loans.
Current gallup poll favourite Sauli Niinistö said he has 600,000 euros invested in bonds, funds and shares. He is followed by Sari Essayah of the Christian democrats with an estimated family investment of 70,000 euros. In third place is Eva Biaudet of the Swedish Peoples’ Party with 67,000 euros worth.
SDP candidate Paavo Lipponen has a modest 30,000 euro sharehold made by his consulting firm. In addition he revealed he had a small amount of other shares.
Centre Party candidate Paavo Väyrynen is the largest property investor with a home in Helsinki, a smallholding in Tuusula in addition to many buildings in his home municipality of Keminmaa. Their current total value is difficult to assess, he commented. Väyrynen is also Chairman of the Board of a travel company.
Timo Soini of the Finns Party declared a mere 800 euros in investments.
Green League candidate is the odd man out as despite his annual salary of 100,000 euros, he appears not to have any shares or to own any properties. (via YLE Uutiset)
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