07 Jun, 2019

Finnish member parties represented in new government

Following the parliamentary elections held in April, the new Finnish government swore in on 6 June.

Both Finnish ALDE Party member parties – the Centre Party and Swedish People's Party of Finland – are represented in the government.

The Centre Party holds five ministerial positions:

Antti Kaikkonen – Minister of Defence

Katri Kulmuni – Minister of Economic Affairs

Jari Leppä – Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

Mika Lintilä – Minister of Finance

Annika Saarikko – Minister of Science and Culture

The Swedish People’s Party holds two ministerial positions:

Thomas Blomqvist – Minister of Nordic cooperation and Equality

Anna-Maja Henriksson – Minister of Justice

The Speaker of the new Parliament also comes from the Centre Party. Matti Vanhanen, a former leader of the party, will hold the position for the next four years.




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