Finland's government resigns

Finland's government has resigned. It wanted to make welfare and healthcare reforms. However, politicians voted against the reforms. Finland's leader Juha Sipila was "hugely disappointed". He said he would stay in a "caretaker" government until elections in April. The reforms were because Finland's population is aging. It is under financial pressure. The government's planned reforms would save $3.4 billion over the next ten years.

Politicians think the government resigning is a mistake. They want the government to stay in power until the elections. Mr Sipila said it had no support. He said: "My government has no choice but to [resign]. I'll shoulder my responsibility." Sipila's colleagues said it was right the government resigned. One senior member said: "If anyone asks what political responsibility means, then I would say that this resignation is an example".