Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland, has been elected president, narrowly defeating ex-Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, and will navigate Finland's NATO integration and security challenges.

Stubb secured 51.6% of the votes in a closely contested runoff against independent candidate Pekka Haavisto. His presidency comes at a crucial time as Finland, a recent NATO member and neighbor to Russia, faces significant security concerns amid Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. Stubb's priorities include a firm stance towards Moscow, strengthening ties with the U.S., and supporting Ukraine both militarily and civilly. This electoral victory marks the election of Finland's 13th president since its independence from Russian empire in 1917.