Finland's entire government has resigned. It wanted to pass some laws social welfare and healthcare reform. Its goals were an important part its plans Finland. However, politicians the government voted the plans. Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said he was "hugely disappointed". He said he and his colleagues would stay as a "caretaker" government elections in April. Mr Sipila wanted to change Finland's health and welfare system. He said it must change because Finland's population is aging. It is a lot of financial pressure. The government hoped its planned reforms would save to $3.4 billion the next decade.
Many politicians Finland believe the government is making a big mistake resigning. They think it would have been better the government to stay in power next month's elections. Prime Minister Sipila said resigning was the right thing to do because it did not get support its plans. He told reporters: "The conclusion I've drawn is that my government has no choice but to hand its letter resignation. I'll shoulder my responsibility." One Mr Sipila's colleagues agreed that it was right the government to resign. Antti Kaikkonen, a senior member the Centre Party, said: "If anyone asks what political responsibility means, then I would say that this resignation is an example".