President of Finland
|President of Finland|
Suomen Tasavallan Presidentti
Republiken Finlands President
|Residence||Presidential Palace (ceremonial)|
Kultaranta (summer residence)
|Term length||Six years|
renewable once, consecutively
|Inaugural holder||Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg|
26 July 1919
|Formation||Constitution of Finland|
|Website||Suomen 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]
- "Discharging the office of President" (in Finnish). presidentti.fi. 5 January 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Presidents of Finland at Wikimedia Commons