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Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet

Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet (April 2007 - June 2010 ) was the 70th cabinet of Finland. The cabinet was a centre-right/green coalition, consisting of four parties: the Centre Party (fin. Suomen Keskusta, swe. Centern i Finland), the National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus, Samlingspartiet), the Green League (Vihreä Liitto, Gröna Förbundet) and the Swedish People's Party (Ruotsalainen kansanpuolue, Svenska folkpartiet i Finland).

For the first time in history there were more women than men in the cabinet of Finland (12 vs. 8).


Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Matti Vanhanen 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Finance
Deputy Prime Minister
  Jyrki Katainen 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister of Public Administration and Local Government   Mari Kiviniemi 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Foreign Affairs   Ilkka Kanerva 19 April 2007 4 April 2008 National Coalition
  Alexander Stubb 4 April 2008 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development   Paavo Väyrynen 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Defence   Jyri Häkämies 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister for Interior   Anne Holmlund 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister for Europe and immigration   Astrid Thors 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Swedish People's
Minister for Justice   Tuija Brax 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Green League
Minister for Education   Sari Sarkomaa 19 April 2007 19 December 2008 National Coalition
  Henna Virkkunen 19 December 2008 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister for Culture and Sports   Stefan Wallin 16 April 2007 June 22 2010 Swedish People's
Minister for Agriculture and forestry   Sirkka-Liisa Anttila 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Transport   Anu Vehviläinen 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Communications   Suvi Lindén 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister of Economic Affairs   Mauri Pekkarinen 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Social Affairs and Health   Liisa Hyssälä 19 April 2007 24 May 2010 Centre
  Juha Rehula 24 May 2010 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Health and Social Services   Paula Risikko 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition
Minister for Labour   Tarja Cronberg 19 April 2007 26 June 2009 Green League
  Anni Sinnemäki 26 June 2009 June 22 2010 Green League
Minister for Environment   Paula Lehtomäki 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 Centre
Minister for Housing   Jan Vapaavuori 19 April 2007 June 22 2010 National Coalition


Preceded by
Matti Vanhanen's first cabinet
Cabinet of Finland
April 19, 2007 - June 22, 2010
Succeeded by
Mari Kiviniemi's cabinet