Seppo Kääriäinen

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Seppo Kääriäinen and Donald Rumsfeld.

Seppo Arimo Kääriäinen (born 28 March 1948 in Iisalmen maalaiskunta) is a Finnish politician of the Centre Party[1] and Doctor in Social Sciences. He served as the Minister of Defence of Finland[2] between 2004-2007. He has been MP since 1987 and was Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993-1995. He has been the First Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.[3]

Preceded by
Matti Vanhanen
Minister of Defence (Finland)
Succeeded by
Jyri Häkämies


  1. ^ Akkanen, Juha (20 January 2010). "The return of the strongman". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "EU wants Olmert to clarify nuclear comments". Al Bawaba. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Niinistö considers options after lack of support from MPs in Speaker's election". Helsingin Sanomat. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.