Mauno Pekkala

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Mauno Pekkala
19th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
26 March 1946 – 29 July 1948
President Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Preceded by Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Succeeded by Karl-August Fagerholm
Personal details
Born 27 January 1890
Sysmä, Finland
Died 30 June 1952(1952-06-30) (aged 62)
Political party Social Democratic Party of Finland (1927–1945)
Finnish People's Democratic League (1945-1952)

Mauno Pekkala (27 January 1890, in Sysmä – 30 June 1952) was a Finnish politician and Prime Minister from 1946 to 1948.[1]

Pekkala was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland and member of several wartime cabinets as Minister of Finance from December 1939 to February 1942.[2] Pekkala left the party after the Continuation War.

After the war, Pekkala joined the Finnish People's Democratic League (SKDL), an alliance of communists, socialists and social democrats. He served as the Minister of Defence between April 1945 and March 1946.[3]

He was candidate in the 1950 presidential election. Pekkala also belonged to the Socialist Unity Party which worked inside the SKDL.



  1. ^ "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Defence". Retrieved 30 December 2017.
Political offices
Preceded by
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
Prime Minister of Finland
Succeeded by
Karl-August Fagerholm