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Minister of Education as young, Prime Minister or Minister for Foreign Affairs as old

Young members of government have often started as Ministers of Education. Those appointed closer to the age of 70 years have often received heavier portfolios, such as those of the Prime Minister or Minister for Foreign Affairs. The most recent appointment to the government at the age of more than 70 years is that of Minister of Labour Veikko Kullervo Helle who at the date of his appointment in 1982 was 71 years old.