Finnish PM says government could break up due to new Finns party leader: Report

Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila speaks to media after government's open session for members of public took place during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence in Porvoo, Finland on May 4, 2017.
Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila speaks to media after government's open session for members of public took place during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence in Porvoo, Finland on May 4, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

HELSINKI (REUTERS) - Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said that there is a risk his three-party government could break up following Saturday's (June 10) leadership change in co-ruling nationalist Finns party.

"Of course (there's is a risk). This is a tough spot for the government", Sipila told Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.

Sipila is due to meet with Finns party's new chairman, anti-immigration hardliner Jussi Halla-aho on Monday.