Mäkinen archbishop elect

Before taking a vacation, I wrote about the first round of the Finnish archiepiscopal elections, and noted that the two candidates going to the second round were bishop Kari Mäkinen and professor Miikka Ruokanen.
In the second round, held on March 11, Mäkinen beat Ruokanen with 593 votes to 582 - a very tight result, indeed, but a good one!
Kari Mäkinen will succeed archbishop Jukka Paarma, who retires in June.

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