Finnish order of precedence

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The Finnish order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the government of Finland. It has no legal standing, it does not reflect the Finnish presidential line of succession or the co-equal status of the branches of government under the constitution, and is only used to indicate ceremonial protocol.

  1. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö
  2. Retired Presidents of the Republic in order of term:
    1. President Mauno Koivisto
    2. President Martti Ahtisaari
    3. President Tarja Halonen
  3. Speaker of the Parliament Maria Lohela
  4. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä
  5. President of the Supreme Court Timo Esko
  6. President of the Supreme Administrative Court Pekka Vihervuori
  7. Chief of Defence Jarmo Lindberg
  8. Archbishop of Turku Kari Mäkinen
  9. Chancellor of the University of Helsinki Thomas Wilhelmsson

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