“From shadow to light - social democracy”

In 1954 general elections the main opponent was the Agrarian Party. General Secretary Leskinen formed the winged themes of SDP:”Cross the hegemony of the Agrarian Party” and “Cut short Kekkonen’s way to power”. Urho Kekkonen was the then Prime Minister and the strong man of the Agrarian Party. He became President in 1956 and held the office for 25 years.