Finland's president Niniisto announces the birth of a son

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 3:55 PM
Finland's president Niniisto announces the birth of a son

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Finland's president, 69-year-old Sauli Niniisto, has announced the birth of a son.

It's been a busy week for the Finnish head of state, who won re-election in a landslide victory Sunday and was sworn into office for a second six-year term Thursday before his second wife gave birth to a healthy boy on Friday evening.

The president's office said his spouse, Jenni Haukio, and the infant were doing well, adding that Niinisto was present during the delivery.

Niniisto's post on Facebook announcing the birth drew thousands of messages of congratulations in the first hour alone.