Anna-Maja Henriksson

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Anna-Maja Henriksson
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Minister of Justice of Finland
In office
22 June 2011 – 29 May 2015
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded by Tuija Brax
Succeeded by Jari Lindström
Personal details
Born Anna-Maja Kristina Forss
(1964-01-07) 7 January 1964 (age 53)
Jakobstad, Finland
Political party Swedish People's Party of Finland
Website Official website

Anna-Maja Kristina Henriksson (née Forss; born January 7, 1964 in Jakobstad) is a Swedish-speaking Finnish politician. She served as Finland's Minister of Justice, first in Jyrki Katainen's cabinet from 2011 to 2014 and in Alexander Stubb's cabinet from 2014 to 2015.[1] She has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 2007, vice-chairperson of the Swedish People's Party of Finland 2010–2016 and chairperson of the Swedish Parliamentary Group 2015–2016.[2][3]

On 12 June 2016, Henriksson was elected as the leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland becoming the first female leader for the party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wallinista ja Henrikssonista uudet ministerit". RKP. 18 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-18.  (Finnish)
  2. ^ Anna-Maja Henriksson. Edustajamatrikkeli. Kansanedustajat 1907 –. Eduskunta (Parliament of Finland). (Finnish)
  3. ^ "Anna-Maja Henriksson RKP:n eduskuntaryhmän johtoon". Iltalehti. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Anna-Maja Henriksson valittiin Rkp:n puheenjohtajaksi – "Me teimme sen. Me rikoimme lasikaton!"". Helsingin sanomat. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Tuija Brax
Minister of Justice
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Jari Lindström
Party political offices
Preceded by
Carl Haglund
Leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland
2016–
Incumbent