Tarja Halonen

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President[1]
Tarja Halonen
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11th President of Finland
In office
1 March 2000 – 1 March 2012
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Jyrki Katainen
Preceded byMartti Ahtisaari
Succeeded bySauli Niinistö
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 April 1995 – 25 February 2000
Prime MinisterPaavo Lipponen
Preceded byPaavo Rantanen
Succeeded byErkki Tuomioja
Minister of Justice
In office
28 February 1990 – 26 April 1991
Prime MinisterHarri Holkeri
Preceded byMatti Louekoski
Succeeded byHannele Pokka
Member of Finnish Parliament for Helsinki
In office
24 March 1979 – 29 February 2000
Succeeded byIlkka Taipale[2]
Personal details
BornTarja Kaarina Halonen
(1943-12-24) 24 December 1943 (age 74)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Pentti Arajärvi (2000–present)
ChildrenAnna
Alma materUniversity of Helsinki
ProfessionLawyer
Signature
WebsiteTarja Halonen’s website

Tarja Halonen (born December 24, 1943[3]) is the former President of Finland. She is from Helsinki. She was elected in 2000 and 2006. Her mandate ended in 2012 and she left office on 1 March 2012.

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