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|Member of Parliament|
31 December 1975 |
|Political party||Green League|
Rosa Anneli Meriläinen (born 31 December 1975) is a Finnish politician from Tampere. Meriläinen has a master's degree in political science from the University of Tampere. She was elected to the parliament of Finland in 2003. She represents the Green League. Before that she was the co-president of the green league and an assistant to Satu Hassi.
In an interview by the Image-magazine Meriläinen confessed to have used cannabis during her career as a representative, and she confirmed the matter to MTV3 news. She was prosecuted for a drug offense, but was relieved of charges.
The Finnish version of the pornographic magazine Hustler once printed a comic strip featuring a parody character of Meriläinen. Meriläinen sued the magazine, and the character's name was changed to be less recognisable.
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