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The new President of the Republic of Finland was inaugurated

1.3.2024 16.00

The inauguration of the President of the Republic of Finland took place in Helsinki on Friday 1 March.

On behalf of the Government, Prime Minister Petteri Orpo thanked President Sauli Niinistö for serving his country. Prime Minister Orpo delivered the Government’s address to the new President of the Republic, Alexander Stubb, and congratulated him on his inauguration.

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Minister of Employment Arto Satonen
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Press photos are published in the Government’s Flickr account.

Photos of ministers, public officials and government premises are available in the government material bank.


Live webcasts of the Government’s press conferences and other events are streamed on the Government’s YouTube channel.

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Finnish Government

Finnish Government

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.

About the Government

Government in office

Government in office

On 20 June 2023, the President of the Republic appointed Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s Government, which is Finland’s 77th government. Orpo’s Government is formed by the National Coalition Party, the Finns Party, the Swedish People's Party of Finland and the Christian Democrats in Finland.

Prime Minister Orpo's Government

Finnish Governments

Finnish Governments

Search information on the Finnish Governments, their compositions and Government Programmes throughout Finland’s independence – as of 1917.

Finnish Governments and ministers

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