Prime Minister Katainen’s Government
On 22 June 2011, the President of the Republic appointed Finland's 72nd government, that of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen.
It is a majority coalition formed by the National Coalition Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Swedish People's Party in Finland, the Green League and the Christian Democratic Party. The Government has 17 ministers.
The Left Alliance exited the Government on 4 April 2014.
The Government Programme is an Action Plan agreed by the parties in Government and setting out the Government’s main functions. Each incoming Government issues a communication to Parliament on its programme.
Division of responsibilities between ministers and deputies
At its first plenary session, the Government decides on the division of responsibilities between ministers, for ministries with more than one minister. The Government appoints ministerial deputies.