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Chairman of the Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, right, campaigns for the Finnish parliamentary elections in Tuusula, Finland, Saturday, April 13, 2019, a day ahead of the elections. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)

HELSINKI (AP) — Finns are voting in a parliamentary election in which reforming the nation’s generous welfare model and tackling climate change have emerged as key issues.

Sunday’s vote in the European Union member of 5.5 million people is taking place in a Nordic country that has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle.

The center-left Social Democratic Party tops a recent poll with 19% support. The populist Finns Party, however, is polling in second place with 16% support and has been gathering momentum among voters who find the climate change sacrifices

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