Deputy Prime Minister of Finland

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Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
Suomen pääministerin sijainen
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Incumbent
Antti Rinne

since 6 June 2014
Appointer Finnish Government
Inaugural holder Johannes Virolainen
Formation 1957
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The Deputy Prime Minister of Finland is a member of the Government who becomes the acting Prime Minister when the actual Prime Minister is temporarily unable to discharge his or her duties. The Deputy Prime Minister is appointed by the Government and traditionally comes from the second largest party of a coalition government. In recent years he/she has usually been Minister of Finance as well. The current Deputy Prime Minister of Finland is Jutta Urpilainen, Minister of Finance.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Finland[edit]

Name Image Term Ministerial office Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1957 Minister of Education Agrarian League
Nils Meinander Nils Meinander.jpg 1957 Minister of Finance Swedish People's Party
Esa Kaitila Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1957 Minister of Trade and Industry Liberal People's Party
Aarre Simonen Aarre Simonen vuonna 1951.jpg 1957 Minister without Portfolio Social Democratic Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1957 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League
Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1957-1958 Minister of Education Technical minister
Tyyne Leivo-Larsson Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1958 Minister without Portfolio Technical minister
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1958 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League
Onni Hiltunen Onni Hiltunen.jpg 1958-1959 Minister of Trade and Industry Social Democratic Party
Ralf Törngren Ralf Törngren.jpg 1959-1961 Minister for Foreign Affairs Swedish People's Party
Eemil Luukka Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1961 Minister of the Interior Agrarian League
Kauno Kleemola Kauno Kleemola.jpg 1961 Minister of Transportation Agrarian League
Eemil Luukka Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1961-1962 Minister of the Interior Agrarian League
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1962-1963 Minister of Agriculture Agrarian League
Aarne Nuorvala Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1963-1964 Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Technical minister
Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1964 Minister of Education Technical minister
Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1964-1966 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League/Centre Party
Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1966-1968 Minister of Education Social Democratic Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1968-1970 Minister of Education Centre Party
Päiviö Hetemäki Päiviö Hetemäki 1965.jpeg 1970 Minister of Finance Technical minister
Veikko Helle Helle ja paasio.jpg 1970-1971 Minister of Labour Social Democratic Party
Päiviö Hetemäki Päiviö Hetemäki 1965.jpeg 1971-1972 Minister of Finance Technical minister
Mauno Koivisto Mauno Koivisto.png 1972 Governor of the Bank of Finland Social Democratic Party
Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1972-1975 Minister for Foreign Affairs Centre Party
Olavi Mattila Olavi J. Mattila.jpg 1975 Minister for Foreign Affairs Technical minister
Kalevi Sorsa Kalevi Sorsa.jpg 1975-1976 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1976-1977 Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Centre Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1977-1979 Minister of Agriculture Centre Party
Eino Uusitalo Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1979-1982 Minister of the Interior Centre Party
Ahti Pekkala Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1982-1983 Minister of Finance Centre Party
Paavo Väyrynen Paavo Väyrynen 2009.jpg 1983-1987 Minister for Foreign Affairs Centre Party
Kalevi Sorsa Kalevi Sorsa.jpg 1987-1989 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
Pertti Paasio Pertti Paasio.jpg 1989-1991 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
Ilkka Kanerva Ilkka Kanerva 4.jpg 1991 Minister of Labour National Coalition Party
Pertti Salolainen Pertti Salolainen.jpg 1991-1995 Minister for Foreign Trade National Coalition Party
Sauli Niinistö Sauli Niinistö.jpg 1995-2001 Minister of Finance National Coalition Party
Ville Itälä Villeitala.jpg 2001-2003 Minister of the Interior National Coalition Party
Antti Kalliomäki Coat of arms of Finland.svg 2003-2005 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
Eero Heinäluoma Eero Heinäluoma (cropped).jpg 2005-2007 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
Jyrki Katainen Jyrki Katainen A4.jpeg 2007-2011 Minister of Finance National Coalition Party
Jutta Urpilainen Finlands finansminister Jutta Urpilainen. Nordiska radets session 2011 i Kopenhamn (4).jpg 2011-2014 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
Antti Rinne 2014-incumbent Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party