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Finland's government has resigned. It wanted to pass laws on social welfare and healthcare . Its goals were an important part of its for Finland. However, politicians in the government voted against the plans. Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said he was " disappointed". He said he and his would stay on as a "caretaker" government until in April. Mr Sipila wanted to change Finland's health and welfare . He said it must change because Finland's population is aging. It is under a lot of pressure. The government hoped its reforms would save up to $3.4 billion over the next decade.

Many politicians in Finland believe the government is making a mistake by resigning. They think it would have been better for the government to stay in until next month's elections. Prime Minister Sipila said resigning was the thing to do because it did not get support for its plans. He told reporters: "The I've drawn is that my government has no but to hand in its of resignation. I'll shoulder my responsibility." One of Mr Sipila's agreed that it was right for the government to resign. Antti Kaikkonen, a member of the Centre Party, said: "If anyone asks what responsibility means, then I would say that this resignation is an ".

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