Annika Saarikko in 2014.
|Minister of Science and Culture|
6 June 2019 – 9 August 2019
|Prime Minister||Antti Rinne|
|Preceded by||Sampo Terho|
|Succeeded by||Hanna Kosonen|
|Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services|
10 July 2017 – 6 June 2019
|Prime Minister||Juha Sipilä|
|Preceded by||Juha Rehula|
|Succeeded by||Krista Kiuru|
|Born||10 November 1983|
Oripää, Southwest Finland, Finland
|Political party||Centre Party|
Saarikko has bachelor's degree of media studies from the University of Turku.
Her political career got a huge boost on 14 June 2010 in Lahti when she was elected to the vice chair of the Centre Party. She was elected to the Parliament of Finland in 2011 Finnish parliamentary election. From 10 July 2017 to 6 June 2019 Saarikko has been the minister of family affairs and social services. On 6 June 2019 she was appointed as minister of science and culture. Saarikko took maternity leave on 9 August 2019 and was succeeded by Hanna Kosonen as minister of science and culture. Saarikko will reassume her post in August 2020.
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