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Antti Rinne

Antti Rinne
Antti Rinne.jpg
45th Prime Minister of Finland
Assumed office
6 June 2019
PresidentSauli Niinistö
DeputyMika Lintilä
Preceded byJuha Sipilä
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
9 May 2014
Preceded byJutta Urpilainen
Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
In office
6 June 2014 – 29 May 2015
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded byJutta Urpilainen
Succeeded byTimo Soini
Minister of Finance
In office
6 June 2014 – 29 May 2015
Prime MinisterJyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Preceded byJutta Urpilainen
Succeeded byAlexander Stubb
Personal details
Born (1962-11-03) 3 November 1962 (age 56)
Helsinki, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Heta Ravolainen
EducationUniversity of Helsinki

Antti Juhani Rinne (born 3 November 1962) is a Finnish politician serving as Prime Minister of Finland since 2019 and Leader of the Social Democratic Party since 2014. He was Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Finland between 2014 and 2015 and has been a Member of Parliament since 2015.[1][2] In the 2019 parliamentary election, Rinne led the Social Democrats to victory and served as Speaker of Parliament before being appointed as Prime Minister on 6 June 2019.[3]

A lawyer by profession, Rinne holds a Candidate of Law degree from the University of Helsinki.[4] He served as chair of the Union of Private Sector Professionals (ERTO) from 2002 to 2005, the Union of Salaried Employees from 2005 to 2010, and Trade Union Pro from 2010 to 2014. Rinne was elected chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) on 9 May 2014, defeating Jutta Urpilainen.[5]

Cabinets

References

  1. ^ "Antti Rinne". Eduskunta. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Finance". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Antti Rinne appointed as Finland's new PM". Yle Uutiset. Yle Uutiset. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Kuka on Antti Rinne?". Yle. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Rinne defeats Jutta Urpilainen in leadership election
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jutta Urpilainen
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
2014–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jutta Urpilainen
Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Timo Soini
Minister of Finance
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Alexander Stubb
Preceded by
Juha Sipilä
Prime Minister of Finland
2019–present
Incumbent