Matti Vanhanen

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Matti Vanhanen
2020-03-02 Matti Vanhanen.jpg
Vanhanen in 2020
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Assumed office
1 February 2022
Preceded byAnu Vehviläinen
In office
7 June 2019 – 9 June 2020
Preceded byAntti Rinne
Succeeded byAnu Vehviläinen
40th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
24 June 2003 – 22 June 2010
PresidentTarja Halonen
DeputyAntti Kalliomäki
Eero Heinäluoma
Jyrki Katainen
Preceded byAnneli Jäätteenmäki
Succeeded byMari Kiviniemi
Minister of Finance
In office
9 June 2020 – 27 May 2021
Prime MinisterSanna Marin
Preceded byKatri Kulmuni
Succeeded byAnnika Saarikko
36th Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
In office
9 June 2020 – 10 September 2020
Prime MinisterSanna Marin
Preceded byKatri Kulmuni
Succeeded byAnnika Saarikko
Minister of Defence
In office
17 April 2003 – 24 June 2003
Prime MinisterAnneli Jäätteenmäki
Preceded byJan-Erik Enestam
Succeeded bySeppo Kääriäinen
Member of the Finnish Parliament
Assumed office
22 April 2015
ConstituencyUusimaa
In office
22 March 1991 – 19 September 2010
ConstituencyUusimaa
Personal details
Born (1955-11-04) 4 November 1955 (age 66)
Jyväskylä, Central Finland, Finland
Political partyCentre
Spouse(s)
Merja Mäntyniemi
(m. 1985; div. 2005)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Helsinki
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Finland
Branch/serviceSuomen Maavoimien tunnus.svg Finnish Army[1]
RankKersantti kauluslaatta.svg Sergeant

Matti Taneli Vanhanen (audio speaker iconpronunciation ) (born 4 November 1955) is a Finnish politician. He was Prime Minister of Finland from 2003 to 2010. He was also Chairman of the Centre Party, and in the second half of 2006 he was President of the European Council. In June 2019, he became Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Curriculum Vitae - Sauli Väinämö Niinistö". President of the Republic of Finland. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. "Yleisen valtio-opin laitos". Valt.helsinki.fi. 31 March 2008. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.