Hannele Pokka

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Hannele Pokka
Hannele Pokka.jpg
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 68)
Ruovesi, Finland
Political partyCentre Party
Spouse(s)Esko Tavia

Pirkko Hannele Pokka (born May 25, 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
Political offices
Preceded by
Asko Oinas
Governor of Lapland
Succeeded by
Timo E. Korva
Preceded by
Tarja Halonen
Minister of Justice (Finland)
Succeeded by
Anneli Jäätteenmäki


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

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