Kekkonen I Cabinet

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Urho Kekkonen's first cabinet was the 33rd government of Republic of Finland. Cabinet's time period was from March 17, 1950 to January 17, 1951. It was Minority government. Kekkonen's first cabinet's foreign policy meant a turn in Finnish-Soviet relationships.

Kekkonen took bigger role in Soviet relationship's than president Paasikivi and signed the Soviet sponsored World Peace Council's Act about banning atomic weapons. In June 1950 Kekkonen travelled to Moscow to agree about the first five-year agreement between Finnish-Soviet trade.

Cabinet's problems were big inflation which started from the Korean War and labour union's demands. Main Labour Union's treat the government with general strike two times and agrarian union's refused to raise any salaries of their employees if milk and grain prices don't go up.

Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Urho Kekkonen March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Åke Gartz March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Independent
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs   Sakari Tuomioja March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 National Progressive
Minister of Justice   Heikki Kannisto March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 National Progressive
Minister of Defence   Kustaa Tiitu March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of the Interior   Urho Kekkonen March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Deputy Minister of the Interior   Lauri Riikonen March 17, 1950 September 30, 1950 Agrarian
  Johannes Virolainen September 30, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of Finance   Vieno Johannes Sukselainen March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Deputy Minister of Finance   Nils Meinander March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Swedish People's
Minister of Education   Lennart Heljas March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of Agriculture   Taavi Vilhula March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Deputy Minister of Agriculture   Eemil Luukka March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of Transport and Public Works   Martti Miettunen March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Deputy Minister of Transport and Public Works   Kauno Kleemola March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
  Lauri Riikonen March 24, 1950 March 31, 1950 Agrarian
  Vihtori Vesterinen March 31, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
Minister of Trade and Industry   Sakari Tuomioja March 17, 1950 September 30, 1950 National Progressive
  Teuvo Aura September 30, 1950 January 17, 1951 National Progressive
Minister of Social Affairs   Ralf Törngren March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Swedish People's
Deputy Minister of Interior   Vihtori Vesterinen March 17, 1950 January 17, 1951 Agrarian
  Kauno Kleemola March 24, 1950 September 30, 1950 Agrarian
  Teuvo Aura September 30, 1950 January 17, 1951 National Progressive


Preceded by
Fagerholm I
Cabinet of Finland
March 17, 1950–January 17, 1951
Succeeded by
Kekkonen II