Ville Itälä

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Ville Itälä
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Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 2004 – 29 February 2012
Personal details
Born (1959-05-10) 10 May 1959 (age 55)
Luumäki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party National Coalition Party

Ville Heimo Antero Itälä (born 10 May 1959 in Luumäki) is a Finnish politician. He was elected member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Finland Proper in 1995. Itälä served as the Minister of Interior under Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen in 2000–2003. He was elected chairman of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) in 2001. Following his resignation as party leader in 2004, he was succeeded by Jyrki Katainen. Itälä was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 29th February 2012.

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