Speaker of the Parliament of Finland

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Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Finland
Eduskunnan puhemies
Riksdagens talman
Logo of the Parliament of Finland.svg
Logo of the Parliament
Plenum toppmotet. Nordiska Radet session i Helsingfors 29.10.2012 (1) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Eero Heinäluoma

since 2011
Parliament of Finland
Seat Helsinki, Finland
Appointer Elected by the Parliament
During the first plenary session every year
Term length One year
Constituting instrument Constitution of Finland
Formation 1907
First holder Pehr Evind Svinhufvud
Deputy Two Deputy Speakers
Website www.eduskunta.fi
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The Speaker of the Parliament of Finland (Finnish Eduskunnan puhemies, Swedish Riksdagens talman), along with two Deputy Speakers, is elected by Parliament during the first plenary session each year. Speakers are chosen for a year at a time. In addition to their preparing the work in plenary sessions the speakers also play a key role in Parliament's international co-operation, which includes visits by speakers and international delegations as well as participation in numerous interparliamentary organisations.

The Speaker and two Deputy Speakers are elected by Parliament from among its members by secret ballot. After the election the Speaker and Deputy Speakers each make the following solemn affirmation before Parliament:

"I, ..., affirm that in my office as Speaker I will to the best of my ability defend the rights of the people, Parliament and the government of Finland according to the Constitution."

Formally, the Speaker ranks second in the protocol, after the President of Finland.

An interim speaker is elected for the duration of government formation talks.

List of Speakers of the Parliament of Finland[edit]

Name[1] Image Term in Office Party
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud P.E.Svinhufvud.jpg 1907–1912 Young Finnish Party
Oskari Tokoi Tokoi-oskari-c1949.jpg 1913 Social Democratic Party
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg.jpg 1914 Young Finnish Party
Kullervo Manner KullervoManner.jpg 1917 Social Democratic Party
Johannes Lundson Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1917 Young Finnish Party
Lauri Ingman Lauri Ingman.jpg 1918 Finnish Party
Ernst Nevanlinna Ernst Nevanlinna.jpg 1918 Finnish Party
Paavo Virkkunen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1918 Finnish Party
Lauri Kristian Relander Relander LC.jpg 1919–1920 Agrarian League
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1920 Agrarian League
Wäinö Wuolijoki Wäinö Wuolijoki (Peruskivi (cropped)).jpg 1921 Social Democratic Party
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1922 Agrarian League
Wäinö Wuolijoki Wäinö Wuolijoki (Peruskivi (cropped)).jpg 1922 Social Democratic Party
Paavo Virkkunen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1923 National Coalition Party
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1924–1925 Agrarian League
Wäinö Wuolijoki Wäinö Wuolijoki (Peruskivi (cropped)).jpg 1925 Social Democratic Party
Paavo Virkkunen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1926 National Coalition Party
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1927 Agrarian League
Paavo Virkkunen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1928 National Coalition Party
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1929 Agrarian League
Paavo Virkkunen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1929–1930 National Coalition Party
Juho Sunila JuhoSunila.jpg 1930 Agrarian League
Kyösti Kallio Kallio.jpg 1930–1936 Agrarian League
Väinö Hakkila Vaino Hakkila.jpg 1936–1944 Social Democratic Party
Karl-August Fagerholm Karl-August Fagerholm.jpg 1945–1947 Social Democratic Party
Urho Kekkonen Urho Kaleva Kekkonen.jpg 1948–1950 Agrarian League
Karl-August Fagerholm Karl-August Fagerholm.jpg 1950–1956 Social Democratic Party
Vieno Johannes Sukselainen Vieno Johannes Sukselainen.jpg 1956–1957 Agrarian League
Karl-August Fagerholm Karl-August Fagerholm.jpg 1957 Social Democratic Party
Vieno Johannes Sukselainen Vieno Johannes Sukselainen.jpg 1958 Agrarian League
Karl-August Fagerholm Karl-August Fagerholm.jpg 1958–1961 Social Democratic Party
Kauno Kleemola Kauno Kleemola.jpg 1962–1965 Agrarian League / Centre Party
Karl-August Fagerholm Karl-August Fagerholm.jpg 1965 Social Democratic Party
Rafael Paasio Rafaelpaasio.jpg 1966 Social Democratic Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1966–1968 Centre Party
Vieno Johannes Sukselainen Vieno Johannes Sukselainen.jpg 1968–1969 Centre Party
Rafael Paasio Rafaelpaasio.jpg 1970–1972 Social Democratic Party
Vieno Johannes Sukselainen Vieno Johannes Sukselainen.jpg 1972–1975 Centre Party
Veikko Helle Helle ja paasio.jpg 1976–1977 Social Democratic Party
Ahti Pekkala Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1978–1979 Centre Party
Johannes Virolainen Johannes virolainen 1980.jpg 1979–1982 Centre Party
Erkki Pystynen Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1983–1986 National Coalition Party
Ilkka Suominen Ilkka Suominen (2009) 1987 National Coalition Party
Matti Ahde Matti Ahde.jpg 1987–1988 Social Democratic Party
Kalevi Sorsa Kalevi Sorsa.jpg 1989–1990 Social Democratic Party
Esko Aho Esko Aho (cropped).jpg Apr 1991 Centre Party
Ilkka Suominen Ilkka Suominen (2009) 1991–1993 National Coalition Party
Riitta Uosukainen Riitta Uosukainen.jpg 1994 National Coalition Party
Paavo Lipponen Paavo lipponen 15.1.2002 (cropped).jpg Mar-Apr 1995 Social Democratic Party
Riitta Uosukainen Riitta Uosukainen.jpg 1995–1999 National Coalition Party
Jukka Mikkola Jukka Mikkola.jpg Mar-Apr 1999 Social Democratic Party
Riitta Uosukainen Riitta Uosukainen.jpg 1999–2003 National Coalition Party
Anneli Jäätteenmäki Jäätteenmäki Anneli 2014-02-06 1.jpg Mar-Apr 2003 Centre Party
Liisa Jaakonsaari Liisa Jaakonsaari.jpg 15-22, April 2003 Social Democratic Party
Paavo Lipponen Paavo lipponen 15.1.2002 (cropped).jpg 2003–2007 Social Democratic Party
Timo Kalli Timo Kalli.jpg Mar-Apr 2007 Centre Party
Sauli Niinistö Sauli Niinistö.jpg 2007-2011 National Coalition Party
Ben Zyskowicz Ben Zyskowicz20110226.jpg Apr-Jun 2011 National Coalition Party
Eero Heinäluoma Plenum toppmotet. Nordiska Radet session i Helsingfors 29.10.2012 (1) (cropped).jpg 2011- Social Democratic Party

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