Talk:Prime Minister of Finland

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Strange, on this page they call the "Valtioneuvosto" both Government and Cabinet. Mostly Government though. -- Jniemenmaa 12:43 12 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Right, but note that Cabinet in English usage is a narrower term than Government, although Statsrådet in Finland-Swedish is even narrower, and the Rikssvenska Regeringen is to be put in there somewhere inbetween... ;-)))
-- Ruhrjung 12:51 12 Jun 2003 (UTC)

The British cabinet is made up of senior ministers, usually secretaries of state. They usually run departments. Departments usually comprise several ministries, each with a minister who is not in the cabinet but is in government. Other MPs are also part of the government, parliamentary private secretaries (PPS) are MPs who work for ministers and whips (who enforce party discipline) are also part of the government. I believe in Finland all ministers are in cabinet. I don't think there is a collective term for ministers in the UK. Usually people refer to the cabinet or the government (which, as I say, includes non ministers).--Alun 16:37, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Table formatting and timeline[edit]

I have just spent a good 45 minutes flipping the table to descending chronological order, so that it works much better with the timeline, while meticulously preserving the improvements made to it since an anonymous contributor reverted the original flip. I couldn't help noticing that neither said anon, nor the one who removed the now-restored timeline, stooped to producing an actual explanation for their actions. I respectfully request that further actions regarding both are first discussed here. --Kizor 13:44, 3 June 2007 (UTC)