Yle poll: MPs split on coming alcohol bill

A new poll commissioned by broadcaster Yle finds that Finnish MPs are split almost exactly down the middle on the question of more lenient alcohol legislation.

The bill would raise the maximum allowed alcohol content limit of beverages sold in shops from 4.7% to 5.5%, restaurants would be allowed to sell booze to go and the opening hours of restaurants as well as drinks monopoly Alko’s stores could be more easily extended.

Of a total of 128 MPs, 53 said they are for the bill while 47 respondents said they were against, and 28 declined to answer.

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