Hannele Pokka

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Hannele Pokka
Minister of Justice
In office
26 April 1991 – 30 April 1994
Prime MinisterEsko Aho
Preceded byTarja Halonen
Succeeded byAnneli Jäätteenmäki
Personal details
Born (1952-05-25) 25 May 1952 (age 71)
Ruovesi, Finland
Political partyCentre Party
SpouseEsko Tavia

Pirkko Hannele Pokka (born 25 May 1952) is a former governor of the province of Lapland. She was the fifth Governor of Lapland and the first woman to hold the office.

She was married to a municipal administrator Esko Johannes Tavia (1993–2008), and is the mother of a daughter. She has written several romance novels.

She served as Minister of Justice during the Esko Aho's cabinet from April 1991 to April 1994.[1]

Chronology of her political career[edit]

  • Ministry of Education 1975
  • Counsel to the Agricultural Producers' Association 1976–1979
  • Associate judge on the Insurance Court 1977–1979
  • Member of Parliament 1979–1994
  • Minister of Justice 1991–1994
  • Governor of Lapland 1994–2008


  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Justice". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Lapland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Justice (Finland)
Succeeded by