5-speed listening (Finland - Level 0)

Finland's government resigns






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Finland's government resigned. It couldn't make changes to welfare and healthcare. Politicians voted against the changes. Finland's leader was very disappointed. He will stay in power until elections in April. Finland's population is aging. It needs a lot of money. The planned changes could save $3.4 billion over ten years.

Politicians think the government is making a mistake. It should stay in power until the elections. Mr Sipila said it had no support and had to resign. Sipila said he takes responsibility. One of Sipila's colleagues said resigning was a good example of "political responsibility".

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