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Finland

Finland’s parliamentary system features free and fair elections and robust multiparty competition. Corruption is not a significant problem, and freedoms of speech, religion, and association are respected. The judiciary is independent under the constitution and in practice. Women and ethnic minority groups enjoy equal rights, though harassment, hate speech, and discrimination aimed at minority groups does occur.

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Freedom in the World — Finland Country Report

Finland is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.