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Interviewed by students

We invited the presidential candidates in front of students

HAMK students got to find out what are the presidential candidates’ views regarding education, young people, the future and making the world a better place.

The presidential candidates were interviewed by HAMK students Aino Kouri (horticulture), Jutta Pantsu (sustainable development), Meeri Järvi (social services) and Silja Lähti (sustainable development).

The interviews are in Finnish, but all of them have also English subtitles available.

The interviews are part of cooperation between HAMK and the Finnish tv show “Luokan edessä” (In front of students), in which the presidential candidates get interviewed by elementary school students. Read more about the cooperation.

The second round of the Finnish presidential election is held on Sunday, 11 February 2024. The advance voting period is from 31 January to 6 February 2024 in Finland
Learn more about the presidential election at vaalit.fi

Alexander Stubb

Alexander Stubb is the presidential candidate of the National Coalition party.

Pekka Haavisto

Pekka Haavisto is the presidential candidate of a constituency association.

Jutta Urpilainen

Jutta Urpilainen is the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Finland.

Li Andersson

Li Andersson is the presidential candidate of the Left Alliance.

Mika Aaltola

Mika Aaltola is the presidential candidate of a constituency association.

Sari Essayah

Sari Essayah is the presidential candidate of the Christian Democrats.

Olli Rehn

Olli Rehn is the presidential candidate of a constituency association.

Jussi Halla-aho

Jussi Halla-aho is the presidential candidate of the True Finns party.

The tv show “Luokan edessä” will be shown on Nelonen and Ruutu from 1 January 2024!

The most honest televised election debate of the presidential election will take place in January, when the candidates will be questioned by schoolchildren from grades 3 to 6 in the “In front of the class” programme.

In front of the class offers viewers of all ages a fascinating glimpse into the personalities of well-known politicians, as the children’s sincerity quickly strips them of their matter-of-fact and serious exteriors and allows them to see a whole new side of them. In addition to tough questions, the classroom tests the candidates’ general knowledge, language skills and their ability to throw themselves into the fray.

The programme is done in cooperation with Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), UNICEF and the Finnish Book Foundation. The episodes will be broadcast on Nelonen and Ruutu from 1.1.2024.