Pekka Haavisto

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Pekka Haavisto
UM Haavisto (cropped).jpg
Haavisto in 2019
Member of the Finnish Parliament
for Helsinki
Assumed office
21 March 2007
In office
21 March 1987 – 23 March 1995
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
6 June 2019
Prime MinisterAntti Rinne
Sanna Marin
Preceded byTimo Soini
Minister of the Environment
In office
13 April 1995 – 15 April 1999
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Preceded bySirpa Pietikäinen
Succeeded bySatu Hassi
Minister for International Development
In office
11 October 2013 – 26 September 2014
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Preceded byHeidi Hautala
Succeeded bySirpa Paatero
Personal details
Born (1958-03-23) 23 March 1958 (age 63)
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Political partyGreen League
Domestic partnerNexar Antonio Flores (since 2002)

Pekka Olavi Haavisto (born 23 March 1958) is a Finnish politician. He is a member of the Green League. He became the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2019.

Haavisto ran for President of Finland in 2012 and 2018. Haavisto became the first openly gay candidate to run for the presidency of Finland.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Presidential elections: Niinistö, Haavisto headed for second round". Finnish Broadcasting Company. 22 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.