Finland’s economy minister, Vilhelm Junnila, has been pressured to resign after making feedback about Nazis.
Junnila, a member of the right-wing populist Finns Party, got here below hearth in Finnish media for attending a far-right occasion in 2019, which has hyperlinks to neo-Nazis.
He additionally made jokes about Nazism — by referring to the quantity 88, which is used as a far-right image for “Heil Hitler” as a result of H is the eighth letter of the Alphabet.
Junnila’s resignation comes after solely 10 days in workplace and after slimly surviving a no-confidence vote. He apologised and stepped down on Friday.
“I condemn holocaust, antisemitism and all antisemitic acts completely,” he said on Twitter on June 22.
The Finns Party, which got here second in April elections, turned a part of a government coalition earlier this month, below prime minister Petteri Orpo.