Deputy Prime Minister of Finland

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Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
Suomen pääministerin sijainen
Coat of arms of Finland.svg
Coat of arms of Finland
Timo Soini 2015.JPG
Incumbent
Timo Soini

since 29 May 2015
Appointer Finnish Government
Inaugural holder Johannes Virolainen
Formation 1957
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The Deputy Prime Minister of Finland is a member of the Government who becomes the acting Prime Minister when the actual Prime Minister is temporarily unable to discharge his or her duties. The Deputy Prime Minister is appointed by the Government and traditionally comes from the second largest party of a coalition government. In recent years he/she has usually been Minister of Finance as well. The current Deputy Prime Minister of Finland is Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Finland[edit]

No Name Image Term Ministerial office Party
1 Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1957 Minister of Education Agrarian League
2 Nils Meinander Nils Meinander.jpg 1957 Minister of Finance Swedish People's Party
3 Esa Kaitila Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1957 Minister of Trade and Industry Liberal People's Party
4 Aarre Simonen Aarre Simonen vuonna 1951.jpg 1957 Minister without Portfolio Social Democratic Party
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Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1957 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League
5 Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1957–1958 Minister of Education Technical minister
6 Tyyne Leivo-Larsson Tyyne Leivo-Larsson.jpg 1958 Minister without Portfolio Technical minister
1

(3)

Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1958 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League
7 Onni Hiltunen Onni Hiltunen.jpg 1958–1959 Minister of Trade and Industry Social Democratic Party
8 Ralf Törngren Ralf Törngren.jpg 1959–1961 Minister for Foreign Affairs Swedish People's Party
9 Eemil Luukka Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1961 Minister of the Interior Agrarian League
10 Kauno Kleemola Kauno Kleemola.jpg 1961 Minister of Transportation Agrarian League
9

(2)

Eemil Luukka Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1961–1962 Minister of the Interior Agrarian League
1

(4)

Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1962–1963 Minister of Agriculture Agrarian League
11 Aarne Nuorvala Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1963–1964 Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Technical minister
5

(2)

Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1964 Minister of Education Technical minister
12 Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1964–1966 Minister for Foreign Affairs Agrarian League/Centre Party
5

(3)

Reino Oittinen Reino H. Oittinen.jpg 1966–1968 Minister of Education Social Democratic Party
1

(4)

Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1968–1970 Minister of Education Centre Party
13 Päiviö Hetemäki Päiviö Hetemäki 1965.jpeg 1970 Minister of Finance Technical minister
14 Veikko Helle Helle ja paasio.jpg 1970–1971 Minister of Labour Social Democratic Party
13

(2)

Päiviö Hetemäki Päiviö Hetemäki 1965.jpeg 1971–1972 Minister of Finance Technical minister
15 Mauno Koivisto Mauno Koivisto.png 1972 Governor of the Bank of Finland Social Democratic Party
12

(2)

Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1972–1975 Minister for Foreign Affairs Centre Party
16 Olavi Mattila Olavi J. Mattila.jpg 1975 Minister for Foreign Affairs Technical minister
17 Kalevi Sorsa Kalevi Sorsa.jpg 1975–1976 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
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(3)

Ahti Karjalainen Ahtikarjalainen.jpg 1976–1977 Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Centre Party
1

(5)

Johannes Virolainen Johannes Virolainen 1955.jpg 1977–1979 Minister of Agriculture Centre Party
18 Eino Uusitalo Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1979–1982 Minister of the Interior Centre Party
19 Ahti Pekkala Coat of arms of Finland.svg 1982–1983 Minister of Finance Centre Party
20 Paavo Väyrynen Paavo Väyrynen 2009.jpg 1983–1987 Minister for Foreign Affairs Centre Party
17

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Kalevi Sorsa Kalevi Sorsa.jpg 1987–1989 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
21 Pertti Paasio Pertti Paasio.jpg 1989–1991 Minister for Foreign Affairs Social Democratic Party
22 Ilkka Kanerva Ilkka Kanerva at Bank of Finland seminar, 2016 16.jpg 1991 Minister of Labour National Coalition Party
23 Pertti Salolainen Pertti Salolainen.jpg 1991–1995 Minister for Foreign Trade National Coalition Party
24 Sauli Niinistö Sauli Niinistö.jpg 1995–2001 Minister of Finance National Coalition Party
25 Ville Itälä Villeitala.jpg 2001–2003 Minister of the Interior National Coalition Party
26 Antti Kalliomäki Coat of arms of Finland.svg 2003–2005 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
27 Eero Heinäluoma Plenum toppmotet. Nordiska Radet session i Helsingfors 29.10.2012 (1) (cropped).jpg 2005–2007 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
28 Jyrki Katainen Jyrki Katainen A4.jpeg 2007–2011 Minister of Finance National Coalition Party
30 Jutta Urpilainen Jutta Urpilainen in Salo.jpg 2011–2014 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
31 Antti Rinne Antti Rinne.jpg 2014–2015 Minister of Finance Social Democratic Party
32 Timo Soini Timo Soini 2015.JPG 2015—incumbent Minister for Foreign Affairs Finns Party