Ilkka Kanerva

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Ilkka Armas Mikael Kanerva (28 January 1948 – 14 April 2022) was a Finnish politician. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1975 until 2022. He was born in Lokalahti, now a part of Uusikaupunki, Finland. Kanerva was Deputy Prime Minister of Finland for a few months in 1991.

Kanerva was the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2008.[1] Kanerva was a member of the National Coalition Party. Kanerva was the Minister of Labour from 1975 until 2022.

Kanerva died after a short-illness in Turku, Finland on 14 April 2022 at the age of 74.[2]

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  1. "Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland – Ministers of Foreign Affairs". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Kansanedustaja Ilkka Kanerva on kuollut". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). 14 April 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.