Sipilä’s Government appointed

Government Communications Department 29.5.2015 10.44
Press release 279/2015

On Friday 29 May 2015, 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.

In its first plenary session on Friday 29 May, the Government made decisions on the division of responsibilities among the ministers, the members of the statutory ministerial committees and the deputies for the ministers. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Timo Soini, was appointed as the minister deputising for the Prime Minister. At the start of the session, 5 ministers took an oath of office and a judicial oath and 2 ministers made equivalent affirmations.

Sipilä's Government:

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre Party)

Minister deputising for the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini (Finns Party)

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka (National Coalition Party)

Minister of Justice and Employment Jari Lindström (Finns Party)

Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo (National Coalition Party)

Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö (Finns Party)

Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb (National Coalition Party)

Minister of Local Government and Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen (Centre Party)

Minister Education and Culture Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (National Coalition Party)

Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen (Centre Party)

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner (Centre Party)

Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn (Centre Party)

Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Mäntylä (Finns Party)

Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services Juha Rehula (Centre Party)

Inquiries: Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary, tel. +358 295 160 300, Prime Minister’s Office

Alexander Stubb Anne Berner Anu Vehviläinen Hanna Mäntylä Jari Lindström Juha Rehula Juha Sipilä Jussi Niinistö Kimmo Tiilikainen Lenita Toivakka Olli Rehn Petteri Orpo Sanni Grahn-Laasonen Timo Soini