President of Finland

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President of Finland
Suomen Tasavallan Presidentti
Republiken Finlands President
Flag of the President of Finland.svg
Presidential Standard
Sauli Niinistö Senate of Poland 2015.JPG
Incumbent
Sauli Niinistö

since 1 March 2012
ResidencePresidential Palace (ceremonial)
Mäntyniemi (residential)
Kultaranta (summer residence)
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthSix years
renewable once, consecutively
Inaugural holderKaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
26 July 1919
FormationConstitution of Finland
Salary126,000 [1]
WebsiteSuomen tasavallan presidentti

The President of the Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavallan presidentti, Swedish: Republiken Finlands president) is the nation's head of state. The president is elected directly by the people of Finland for a term of six years. Since 1991, no president may be elected for more than two consecutive terms. The president must be a native-born Finnish citizen. The office was created by the Constitution Act of 1919.

The current office-holder is Sauli Niinistö since 1 March 2012.

Officially the head of state is known as the President of the Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavallan presidentti; Swedish: Republiken Finlands president) or, more often, the President of the Republic (tasavallan presidentti, republikens president).

Living former presidents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Discharging the office of President" (in Finnish). presidentti.fi. 5 January 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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