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President of Finland


Tarja HalonenTarja Halonen

Date of Birth: 24 December 1943
Birth Place: Helsinki, Finland
Political Party: Social Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 1 March 2000
Religion: aa
Profession: Lawyer, Politician

Biography:


Tarja Halonen was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1943. She is the 11th and current President of Finland. She obtained a law degree from the University of Helsinki. Before starting her career has a parliamentarian, she was a lawyer for trade unions. She was first elected to the Finnish parliament in 1979 where she was re-elected until 2000, when she ran for the position of president.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarja_Halonen

Updated on: December 16, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Finland


Jyrki KatainenJyrki Katainen

Date of Birth: 14 October 1971
Birth Place: Siilinjarvi, Finland
Political Party: National Coalition Party
Arrival in Power: 22 June 2011
Religion: NA
Profession: NA

Biography:


Jyrki Katainen was born in Siilinjarvi, Finland, in 1971. He is the current Prime Minister of Finland. He studied at the University of Tampere. He was first elected to Finland's parliament in 1999. In 2004 he became the leader of the National Coalition Party. In 2007 he became the Finance Minister of Finland and the Deputy Prime Minister In the April 2011 parliamentary elections his party, the National Coalition Party won the largest amount of seats. He was finally able to form a coalition government in June 2011 and subsequently became the new Prime Minister of Finland



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyrki_Katainen

Updated on: February 18, 2012

 

 

Former Prime Minister of Finland


Matti VanhanenMatti Vanhanen

Date of Birth: 4 November 1955
Birth Place: Jyvaskyla, Finland
Political Party: Centre Party
Arrival in Power: 24 June 2003
Religion: NA
Profession: Journalist

Biography:


Matti Vanhanen was born in Jyvaskyla, Finland, in 1955. He is the current Prime Minister of Finland. He obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Helsinki and also a master of social sciences from the same university. Before joining politics he was a journalist. He was first elected to Finland's parliament in 1991. In 2003 he was named prime minister. He ran in the 2006 presidential elections but was defeated by the incumbent Tarja Halonen. He formed a second government in 2007.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Vanhanen

Updated on: December 16, 2011