Antti Rinne’s Government appointed

6.6.2019 18.38

The President of the Republic has appointed the Government of Prime Minister Antti Rinne. This is the 75th Government of the Republic of Finland. Rinne’s Government has 19 ministers.

Government of Prime Minister Antti Rinne
Government Programme
Division of responsibilities between ministers and ministerial deputies
Recording of the ministers taking the oath of office
Recording of the press conference of the new Government
Photos

How the new Government is appointed

3.6.2019 15.06
In the Government formation negotiations the political parties agree on the Government Programme, number of ministers, and division of their portfolios and responsibilities. The formation of the new Government starts when the negotiations have been completed. This is how it proceeds.

Agreement on the new Government Programme was published in Oodi

3.6.2019 11.45

The government formation talks led by party leader Antti Rinne have concluded and the agreement on the new Government Programme has been published. At an event held on Monday in Oodi, Helsinki Central Library, Antti Rinne and the other party leaders who participated in the negotiations, Juha Sipilä, Pekka Haavisto, Li Andersson and Anna-Maja Henriksson, discussed the content and objectives of the Government Programme with members of the public and representatives of the media.

The new government will include 19 ministers: 7 from the Social Democratic Party, 5 from the Centre Party, 3 from the Greens, 2 from the Left Alliance and 2 from the Swedish People’s Party.

Slides for the publication event, key points from the introduction

Recording of the event  
Photos of the event  
Information and photos published of the government formation talks  

Inclusive and competent Finland – a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable society

3.6.2019 10.47
Climate change, globalisation, urbanisation, the ageing of the population and technological development may be transforming Finland and the world faster than ever before. This transformation offers great opportunities for the development of our country, but it also creates insecurity and concerns about what lies ahead. To face this transformation, we need policy measures that offer people a sense of security and hope for a better future.

Agreement on the new Government Programme to be published in Oodi on Monday

3.6.2019 8.00

The negotiators in the government formation talks led by party leader Antti Rinne have reached an agreement which will be published in Oodi, Helsinki Central Library. The event starts at 10.30 on Monday.

Antti Rinne and the other party leaders who participated in the negotiations, Juha Sipilä, Pekka Haavisto, Li Andersson and Anna-Maja Henriksson, will discuss the content and objectives of the Government Programme with members of the public and representatives of the media. The allocation of the ministers’ portfolios and the division of responsibilities between the parties will be published at the same time.

Agreement on new Government Programme will be published at Helsinki Central Library Oodi

31.5.2019 17.30

On Friday, the negotiators in the government formation talks led by party leader Antti Rinne reached agreement on the content of the Government Programme. On Sunday, the parties will hold negotiations on the list of ministers, and agreement has been reached on the rest of the negotiations, Rinne says.

Agreement on new Government Programme will be published at Helsinki Central Library Oodi on Monday June 3.

Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform
Photos from the talks

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Government formation talks will continue on Friday

31.5.2019 9.30

Government formation talks continued at the House of the Estates late on Wednesday evening.  Party leaders participating in the negotiations will continue the talks on Friday. No negotiations were conducted on Ascension Day.

The leader of the government formation talks Antti Rinne commented the progress of the negotiations shortly on Wednesday evening. According to Rinne, six of the eight chapters are now ready. Open matters relate to education and transport.

Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform
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Government formation talks continue for the 18th day

29.5.2019 8.35

The negotiations to form a new Government continue at the House of the Estates. Wednesday is the 18th day of the talks. Party leaders started their meeting around noon.

Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform
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Government formation talks continued on Tuesday

28.5.2019 20.00

The negotiations to form a new Government continued at the House of the Estates on Tuesday 28 May. On Monday evening the meeting of party leaders participating in the negotiations went on until late hours. An agreement was reached on the broad financial framework. On Tuesday the work has continued with party leaders’ negotiations and in working groups.

Comments by Antti Rinne on Tuesday 28 May at 09.00

Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform
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Government formation talks continued at the House of the Estates on Friday

24.5.2019 18.45

Government formation negotiations continued at the House of the Estates on Friday. Leaders of the parties participating in the negotiations have been discussing matters related to finances and issues raised by the working groups. Early this evening, Antti Rinne commented on the talks to the media.

No negotiations will be held at the House of the Estates on Saturday, but party leaders are prepared to meet again on Sunday afternoon. 

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Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform

23.5.2019 17.30

The health and social services reform transfers the responsibility for organising health and social services to self-governing regions that are larger than municipalities. In total, there will be 18 autonomous counties. Provisions on the functioning, finances and governance of the counties will be laid down by a separate act. Decision-making power in the regions will rest with directly elected councillors. Rescue operations and prehospital care will be among the tasks to be transferred to counties in the first phase.

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Party leaders participating in the government formation talks decide on how to proceed with the health and social services reform

23.5.2019 14.10
The health and social services reform transfers the responsibility for organising health and social services to self-governing regions that are larger than municipalities. In total, there will be 18 autonomous counties. Provisions on the functioning, finances and governance of the counties will be laid down by a separate act. Decision-making power in the regions will rest with directly elected councillors. Rescue operations and prehospital care will be among the tasks to be transferred to counties in the first phase.

Agreement reached on the governance model for health and social services

23.5.2019 9.30

The leader of the government formation talks Antti Rinne tells that a solution has been reached concerning the governance model for health and social services. The model is based on 18 counties, and the public sector is still the main organiser and provider of the services. The 13th day of the government formation talks started at the House of the Estates at 9.30.

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Third week of government coalition talks is underway

20.5.2019 17.40

The third week of government formation talks started at the House of Estates on Monday. Work continues through the week with meetings for both party leaders and working groups.

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Government formation talks continued at the House of the Estates on Sunday

19.5.2019 19.00

The negotiations to form the new Government continued at the House of the Estates on Sunday 19 May. The meeting of party leaders participating in the negotiations was chaired by Antti Rinne. Working group meetings on the key themes continued as well.

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Government formation talks continue at the House of the Estates

17.5.2019 15.50

The eighth day of the government formation negotiations started at the House of the Estates at 9.00. Experts have again been invited to participate in the working groups.

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Government formation talks continue at the House of the Estates

16.5.2019 18.00

The seventh day of the government formation negotiations started at the House of the Estates on Thursday 16 May at 9.30. Experts have again been invited to participate in the working groups. An updated list of experts present each day is available on our website at about 17.30.

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The second week of government formation talks is under way

13.5.2019 17.47

The second week of government formation talks started at the House of the Estates on Monday 13 May. Experts had again been invited to speak about various themes. This week, we will also publish a list of experts that will be updated every day at about 17.30.

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Government talks at the House of the Estates continue

10.5.2019 18.20

The government formation negotiations continue through the week. You can find more information about the talks from the links below.

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Government formation talks continued at the House of the Estates on Thursday

9.5.2019 19.00

Besides discussions between the party leaders, the negotiators met in groups for talks built around certain key themes, or ‘phenomena’. Leaders of labour market organisations were also heard.

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Government formation talks started at the House of the Estates on Wednesday

8.5.2019 19.30

The negotiations to form a new Government started on Wednesday at the House of the Estates. The negotiating parties are the Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party. The talks started with reviews of the economic, social and ecological situation.

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Government formation talks start today at the House of the Estates

8.5.2019 8.54
Before noon on Wednesday 8 May, Antti Rinne who led the preliminary discussions on the formation of a new Government will announce the parties whose parliamentary groups will start the government formation negotiations. The negotiations will then begin at the House of the Estates at 14.15.

How Finland forms a new Government?

17.4.2019 13.33

 

A two-minute video shows the key steps in forming a new Government from the Parliament Building to the Government Palace. The same content is also available in writing.

Read more about how the Government is appointed and how its work is organised

Material prepared for the new Government (in Finnish)


Formation of the government after the Finnish parliamentary elections

15.4.2019 13.52
Parliamentary elections were held in Finland on 14 April 2019. The process of forming a new government begins after the organising of the new Parliament and the State Opening of Parliament.