|57th Prime Minister of Finland|
30 April 1987 – 26 April 1991
|Deputy||Kalevi Sorsa (1987–1989)
Pertti Paasio (1989–1991)
|Preceded by||Kalevi Sorsa|
|Succeeded by||Esko Aho|
6 January 1937|
|Died||7 August 2011
|Political party||National Coalition Party of Finland|
|Alma mater||University of Helsinki|
|Profession||Master of Political Sciences|
Harri Hermanni Holkeri (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈhɑrːi ˈhermɑnːi ˈholkeri]) (6 January 1937 – 7 August 2011) was a Finnish statesman representing the National Coalition Party of Finland (Kokoomus / Samlingspartiet). He was the Prime Minister of Finland 1987–1991, speaker of the UN General Assembly 2000–2001 and headed the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo from 2003- 2004 (leaving the position in the spring of the second year because of health issues).
Harri Holkeri was member of the board of directors of the Bank of Finland from 1978–97, and candidate in the president elections of 1982 and 1988. He also served as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 1978 and as the chairman of the National Coalition (Conservative) Party from 1971 to 1979. On 1 July 1991 he made the world's first GSM call. The historic call used Nokia gear on GSM's original 900MHz band.
Honors and awards
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- "Harri Holkeri on kuollpt". MTV3 (in Finnish). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.
- "What Where When – Citizen's Yearbook"/Mitä Missä Milloin – Kansalaisen vuosikirja, editions 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980; Otava Publications Ltd., Helsinki, Finland)
- "Ex-PM Harri Holkeri dies at 74". YLE. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
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