An annual meeting of the Tampere Finns Party chapter voted unanimously to retain party activist Terhi Kiemunki as group chair. Kiemunki's re-election coincided with the launch of the local chapter's campaign for local government elections due in April next year.
Kiemunki made national headlines in March this year after she wrote public Facebook posts mocking Muslim children dressed as witches as part of a Finnish Easter tradition. At the time she joked that "it was a pity I don't have any condoms," which some readers took to mean that she would have given them to the children's parents.
"They didn't come to us, it would have been funny to hear what kind of rhyme they recited or whether they would have just settled for 'Allahu akbar' (sic)," she also wrote.