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List of famous politicians from Finland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Finnish politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Finnish politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Finland and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Finland, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different politicians, including Kari Rajamäki and Ari Vatanen.

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Alexander Stubb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 50 Cai-Göran Alexander Stubb is a Finnish politician who has been Prime Minister of Finland and leader of the National Coalition Party since 2014. From 2004 to 2008, Stubb was a Member of the ...more

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Anne Holmlund is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Anne Holmlund age 54 Anne Elisabeth Holmlund is a Finnish politician and Interior Minister of Finland since 2007 until 2011. She has been a Member of Parliament for the National Coalition Party since 2002.

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Anni Sinnemäki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 45 Anni Milja Maaria Sinnemäki is a Finnish politician and a member of the Finnish Parliament between 1999 and 2015, representing the Green League. She was first elected to the parliament in ...more

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Ari Vatanen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 66 Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and Member of the European Parliament 1999–2009. Vatanen won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1981 and the ...more

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Carl Enckell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Carl Enckell Died at 83 (1876-1959) Carl Enckell was a Finnish politician, officer and diplomat. He was the first representative of independent Finland in Saint Petersburg. On several occasions he served as the Finnish foreign ...more

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Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Died at 84 (1867-1951) Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was a Finnish military leader and statesman. Mannerheim served as the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Regent of Finland, ...more

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Edwin Linkomies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Died at 69 (1894-1963) Edwin Johannes Hildegard Linkomies was Prime Minister of Finland from March 1943 to August 1944, and one of the seven politicians sentenced to five and a half years in prison as allegedly ...more

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Eero Heinäluoma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 63 Eero Olavi Heinäluoma is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Finland. A former chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party, he was replaced in the party's leadership by Jutta ...more

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Eija-Riitta Korhola is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Eija-Riitta Korhola age 59 Eija-Riitta Korhola is a Finnish politician and former Member of the European Parliament, first with the Finnish Christian Democrats 1999–2003 and then with the National Coalition Party, both ...more

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Erkki Tuomioja is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 72 Erkki Sakari Tuomioja is the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs and a member of the Finnish Parliament. Tuomioja is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland, although his political ...more

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Hannu Takkula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Hannu Takkula age 55 Hannu Takkula is a Finnish politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Centre Party of Finland. His work focuses mainly on the areas of Education, Culture, Sports, Foreign ...more

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Johanna Karimäki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Johanna Karimäki age 45 Johanna Karimäki is a Finnish politician representing the Green League. She was elected to the Finnish Parliament in the parliamentary election of March 2007. She has also been a member of ...more

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Johanna Sumuvuori is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Johanna Sumuvuori age 42 Sari Johanna Sumuvuori is a Finnish politician and former member of Finnish Parliament, representing the Green League. She was first elected as a substitute member to the parliament in 2003, and ...more

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Jörn Donner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 85 Jörn Donner is a writer, film director, film producer. politician, actor and film editor.

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Juha Mieto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 69 Juha Iisakki Mieto is a Finnish former cross country skier who competed during the 1970s and 1980s. He won five medals at the Winter Olympics, including gold in the relay in the 1976 Winter ...more

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Juho Kusti Paasikivi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Juho Kusti Paasikivi Died at 86 (1870-1956) Juho Kusti Paasikivi was the seventh President of Finland. Representing the Finnish Party and the National Coalition Party, he also served as Prime Minister of Finland, and was an influential ...more

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Jussi Halla-aho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 47 Jussi Kristian Halla-aho is a Finnish Slavic linguist, blogger and a politician for the Finns Party who has become well known for his essays criticising the humanitarian immigration and ...more

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Jussi Niinistö is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Jussi Niinistö age 48 Jussi Niinistö is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns. He was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2011. He is a military historian, a docent of ...more

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Jutta Urpilainen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 43 Jutta Pauliina Urpilainen is a former Minister of Finance of Finland. She was the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party of Finland from 2008 to 2014. She was elected in June 2008 as the ...more

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Jyrki Kasvi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 54 Jyrki Jouko Juhani Kasvi is a Finnish politician. He has been a member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the Green League. In the Parliament he was most active in the Committee for the ...more

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Jyrki Katainen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 47 Jyrki Tapani Katainen is the European Commission Vice-president for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness. Katainen was the Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to June 2014 and chairman ...more

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Kalle Könkkölä is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Kalle Könkkölä age 68 Kalle Könkkölä is a Finnish politician and the first chairperson of the Green League. He was a member the Finnish Parliament in 1983-1987. Könkkölä has been ...more

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Kari Rajamäki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Kari Rajamäki age 70 Kari Juhani Rajamäki is a Finnish politician from the Social Democratic Party and a former Minister of the Interior. Rajamäki has been MP since 1983 and represents Southern Savonia. ...more

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Lasse Virén is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 69 Lasse Artturi Virén is a Finnish former long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. Born in Myrskylä, Finland, Virén recaptured the ...more

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Lauri Heikkilä is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Lauri Heikkilä age 61 Lauri Heikkilä is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns. He was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2011. He is a lecturer of micro electronics in ...more

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Mari Kiviniemi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Mari Kiviniemi age 50 Mari Johanna Kiviniemi is a Finnish politician, who served as the second female Prime Minister of Finland. Since 25 August 2014, she is Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD.

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Marjo Matikainen-Kallström is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 53 Marjo Tuulevi Matikainen-Kallström is a politician and former Finnish cross-country skier.

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Markku Uusipaavalniemi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 52 Markku Uusipaavalniemi is a Finnish curler and former politician.

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Martti Ahtisaari is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 81 Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and United Nations diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. ...more

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Matti Vanhanen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 63 Matti Taneli Vanhanen is a Finnish politician who was Prime Minister of Finland from 2003 to 2010. He was also Chairman of the Centre Party, and in the second half of 2006 he was President of ...more

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Mika Niikko is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Mika Niikko age 51 Mika Niikko is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the Finns Party. He was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2011. He is the managing director of Takaisin ...more

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Olli Rehn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 56 Olli Ilmari Rehn is a Finnish politician, who served as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014. He had previously ...more

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Oras Tynkkynen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 41 Oras Tynkkynen is a Member of the Parliament of Finland, representing the Green League. Tynkkynen is the chair of the Green parliamentary group. He served as Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's ...more

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Osmo Soininvaara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Osmo Soininvaara age 67 Osmo Heikki Kristian Soininvaara is a Finnish politician and writer. He served as Minister of Health on Social Services in Lipponen's second cabinet between 14 April 2000 and 19 April 2002. He ...more

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Päivi Räsänen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Päivi Räsänen age 59 Päivi Maria Räsänen, née Kuvaja, is a Finnish politician. The chairwoman of the Christian Democrats since 2004, she is the current Minister of the Interior of Finland. A ...more

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Pehr Evind Svinhufvud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Died at 83 (1861-1944) Pehr Evind Svinhufvud af Qvalstad, December 15, 1861 – February 29, 1944 was the third President of Finland from 1931 to 1937. Serving as a lawyer, judge, and politician in the Russian Grand ...more

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Pekka Haavisto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 60 Pekka Olavi Haavisto is a Finnish politician and minister representing the Green League. He returned to the Finnish Parliament in the Finnish parliamentary election of March 2007 after an ...more

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Pekka Sauri is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 64 Pekka Markus Sauri is a Finnish psychologist and a Green League politician. He is currently the deputy mayor of Finland's capital city, Helsinki and chair of the Procura⁺ Campaign for ...more

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Pentti Oinonen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Pentti Oinonen age 66 Pentti Juhani Oinonen is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns. He was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2007.

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Piia-Noora Kauppi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Piia-Noora Kauppi age 43 Piia-Noora Kauppi is the managing director of the Federation of Finnish Financial Services and a former MEP of the European People's Party. Kauppi has a Master of Laws degree. She also studied ...more

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Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner age 61 Pirkko Anneli Ruohonen-Lerner is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns. She was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2007. She has been the chairwoman of ...more

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Reijo Tossavainen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Reijo Tossavainen age 70 Reijo Tossavainen is a Finnish politician and a member of the True Finns. He represented the constituency of Kymi in the Parliament of Finland for the 2011 parliamentary election.

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Riitta Myller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Riitta Myller age 62 Riitta Myller is a Finnish politician and former Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, ...more

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Sari Essayah is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 51 Sari Miriam Essayah is a Finnish retired race walker and a politician, Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2014. Her father is from Morocco. After retiring from sports she entered ...more

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Satu Hassi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Satu Hassi age 67 Satu Maijastiina Hassi is a Finnish politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the Green League. She served as the Minister of Environment and Development Co-Operation in Paavo ...more

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Sauli Niinistö is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 70 Sauli Väinämö Niinistö is a Finnish politician who became the 12th President of Finland in 2012. A lawyer by education, Niinistö was Minister of Finance from 1996 to ...more

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Sirpa Pietikäinen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Sirpa Pietikäinen age 59 Sirpa Pietikäinen is a Finnish politician from the National Coalition Party. She is a Member of the European Parliament since 2008, and re-elected in 2009. She was in the Hämeenlinna ...more

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Susanna Haapoja is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Susanna Haapoja Died at 43 (1966-2009) Aino Maria Susanna Haapoja was a Finnish politician in the Centre Party. Haapoja was born in Kauhava and became a Member of Parliament in 2003 and was elected for a second term in 2007. In 2005, ...more

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Tarja Halonen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
age 75 Tarja Kaarina Halonen is a Finnish politician who was the 11th President of Finland, serving from 2000 to 2012. She was the first female head of state in Finland and while she was in office, in ...more

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Teuvo Hakkarainen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Finland
Teuvo Hakkarainen age 58 Teuvo Hakkarainen is a Finnish politician and member of Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns. He was elected to Finnish Parliament in 2011. He is a co-owner of Haka Wood saw mill.