Matti Ahde

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Matti Ahde
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Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
In office
Preceded by Ilkka Suominen
Succeeded by Kalevi Sorsa
Minister of the Interior
In office
19 February 1982 – 30 September 1983
Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa
Preceded by Eino Uusitalo
Succeeded by Matti Luttinen
Minister of the Environment
In office
1 October 1983 – 30 April 1987
Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa
Succeeded by Kaj Bärlund
Personal details
Born (1945-12-23) 23 December 1945 (age 71)
Oulu, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Hilkka Ahde

Matti Allan Ahde (born 23 December 1945, Oulu) is a Finnish politician from the Social Democratic Party.

He was member of the parliament from 1970 to 1990, when he left to become CEO of state monopoly Veikkaus. Ahde hold minister posts in Sorsa cabinets 1982-1987 and was elected to the position of the speaker of the parliament in 1987.[1] He was replaced as the speaker by Kalevi Sorsa in 1989 when Sorsa stepped down from Holkeri cabinet to make position available for party chairman Pertti Paasio.

Ahde quit as CEO of Veikkaus in 2001 and was re-elected to the parliament in 2003.


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ilkka Suominen
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Succeeded by
Kalevi Sorsa