Government of Prime Minister Rinne appointed
On Thursday 6 June, the President of the Republic appointed Finland’s 75th Government. At the same time, the President of the Republic released the ministers of Juha Sipilä’s Government from their duties.
The Government led by Prime Minister Antti Rinne has 19 ministers. The Social Democratic Party has 7 ministers, the Centre Party 5, the Greens in Finland 3, the Left Alliance 2, and the Swedish People’s Party of Finland 2.
In its first plenary session on Tuesday 6 June, the Government made decisions on the division of duties among the ministers, the members of the statutory Ministerial Committees and the deputies for the ministers. The Government of Prime Minister Rinne also gave the Government Programme as a statement to Parliament.
The deputy for the Prime Minister will be the Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä. In the beginning of the session, 7 ministers took an oath of office and a judicial oath and 4 ministers made equivalent affirmations.
Government of Prime Minister Rinne
Prime Minister Antti Rinne
Minister of European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality Thomas Blomqvist
Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen
Minister of Finance Mika Lintilä
Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero
Minister of Education Li Andersson
Minister of Science and Culture Annika Saarikko
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä
Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin
Minister of Employment Timo Harakka
Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Krista Kiuru
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen
Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office