Kalle Könkkölä

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Könkkölä in July 2015

Kalle Kustaa Topias Könkkölä (16 January 1950 – 11 September 2018) was a Finnish politician and human rights activist. He was a member of the Green League party. He was a member of Finnish Parliament from 1983 to 1987.[1] He was the second Green politican to become an MP, even before the Green League was a political party. He was also the first chairperson of the Green League and the first Finnish MP with a disability.

Könkkölä was born in Helsinki. He was physically disabled from birth. He was married to architect Maija Könkkölä from 1976 until her death in 2012.

Könkkölä died of pneumonia on 11 September 2018, at the age of 68.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Interview with Kalle Könkkölä". Independent Living. November 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. "Kalle Könkkölä är död". Hufvudstadsbladet (in Swedish). 11 September 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.