|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004 – 29 February 2012
|Member of the Finnish Parliament|
24 March 1995 – 20 July 2004
10 May 1959 |
|Political party||National Coalition Party|
Ville Heimo Antero Itälä (born 10 May 1959 in Luumäki) is a Finnish politician. He was elected member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the district of Southwest Finland in 1995. Itälä served as the Minister of the Interior under Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen from September 2000 to April 2003. He was elected chairman of the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) in 2001. Following his resignation as party leader in 2004, he was succeeded by Jyrki Katainen. Itälä was a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 until 29 February 2012.
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