On Friday 29 May, the President of the Republic appointed Finland’s 74th Government. At the same time, the President of the Republic released the ministers of Alexander Stubb's Government from their duties. The Government headed by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä consists of 14 ministers. The Centre Party has six ministerial posts. The Finns Party and the National Coalition Party have four ministerial posts each.
The negotiators forming the new government agreed on Thursday 28 May on amendments to the division of responsibilities among the ministers. They also decided to make three changes to the titles of ministers: the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services, the Minister of Transport and Communications and the Minister of Agriculture and the Environment.
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb participated in the Eastern Partnership Summit of the EU to be held on 21-22 May in Riga. Goals of the Eastern Partnership include the promotion of stability and democracy in the EU's eastern neighbourhoods. The partner countries are Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
News on the government formation talks and formation of a new government will be published on the government website. You will find all news and press releases on this topic on the web page 'Government formation talks 2015'.
The official result of the parliamentary elections is available on the elections website vaalit.fi. More information on the organising of Parliament and the current Members of Parliament is available on the Parliament website.
In January 2015, OHRA – the project to reform the Government’s steering framework – put forward a number of proposals for the following parliamentary term aimed at improving the impact and effectiveness of Government actions.
The term ‘Government’ refers to the Government of Finland which consists of a prime minister and a required number of ministers. It also denotes a decision-making body consisting of the government plenary session and the ministries.
Government in office
On 24 June 2014, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 73rd Government, that of Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. The Government has 17 ministers.
It is possible to search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917. Information is also available on the Governments' terms of office, on the types of Government and on the political parties within the Government.