Leena Luhtanen

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Leena Luhtanen
Leena Luhtanen.jpg
Leena Luhtanen in 2005.
Minister of Justice
In office
23 September 2005 – 19 April 2007
Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen
Preceded by Johannes Koskinen
Succeeded by Tuija Brax
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
17 April 2003 – 22 September 2005
Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded by Kimmo Sasi
Succeeded by Susanna Huovinen
Personal details
Born (1941-02-12) 12 February 1941 (age 73)
Kuopio, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Oiva Luhtanen

Leena Luhtanen (née Nikulainen; born February 12, 1941 in Kuopio) is a Finnish politician and a former member of the cabinet. Luhtanen is a member of the Social Democratic Party, and served in the parliament from 1991 until 2007.[1]

She served as the Minister of Transport and Communications in Matti Vanhanen's first cabinet from 2003 to 2005, and thereafter as the Minister of Justice until the parliamentary elections of 2007. She was not re-elected.

Luhtanen has been a member in Espoo city council since 1985.


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Kimmo Sasi
Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Susanna Huovinen
Preceded by
Johannes Koskinen
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Tuija Brax