|19th Prime Minister of Finland|
26 March 1946 – 29 July 1948
|President||Juho Kusti Paasikivi|
|Preceded by||Juho Kusti Paasikivi|
|Succeeded by||Karl-August Fagerholm|
27 January 1890|
|Died||30 June 1952(aged 62)|
Social Democratic Party of Finland (1927–1945)|
Finnish People's Democratic League (1945-1952)
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. 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.
He was candidate in the 1950 presidential election. Pekkala also belonged to the Socialist Unity Party which worked inside the SKDL.
Juho Kusti Paasikivi
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