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The Stubb Cabinet was the 73rd Government of Finland, which stepped into office on 24 June 2014. It succeeded Jyrki Katainen's cabinet. The cabinet's prime minister was Alexander Stubb.

Stubb's Cabinet
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73rd cabinet of Finland
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Date formed24 June 2014
Date dissolved29 May 2015
People and organisations
Head of stateSauli Niinistö
Head of governmentAlexander Stubb
No. of ministers17
Member partyNational Coalition Party
Social Democratic Party
Green League (until September 2014)
Swedish People's Party
Christian Democrats
History
PredecessorKatainen Cabinet
SuccessorSipilä Cabinet

In September 2014, the Green League announced its departure from the cabinet after the majority of the cabinet voted to approve a new decision-in-principle for the Fennovoima nuclear project.[1]

The portfolios held by Green League were divided between the leading National Coalition Party and the Social Democratic Party. Sirpa Paatero was chosen as the Minister for International Development and Sanni Grahn-Laasonen as Minister of the Environment.[2]

The Stubb Cabinet was succeeded by the Sipilä Cabinet headed by Centre Party leader Juha Sipilä on 29 May 2015.[3]

MinistersEdit

The NCP had six ministers in the Cabinet as did the SDP. The Green League and the Swedish People's Party had two ministers each and the Christian Democrats had one.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Alexander Stubb24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Finance
Deputy Prime Minister
 Antti Rinne24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister for Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Lenita Toivakka24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson24 June 201429 May 2015Swedish People's
Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen24 June 201429 May 2015Christian Democrat
Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto24 June 201426 September 2014Green League
 Sirpa Paatero26 September 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister of Defence Carl Haglund24 June 201429 May 2015Swedish People's
Minister of Transport and Local Government Paula Risikko24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Education and Communications Krista Kiuru24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister of Culture and Housing Pia Viitanen24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Petteri Orpo24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Laura Räty24 June 201429 May 2015National Coalition
Minister of Health and Social Services Susanna Huovinen24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister of Labour Lauri Ihalainen24 June 201429 May 2015Social Democratic
Minister of the Environment Ville Niinistö24 June 201426 September 2014Green League
 Sanni Grahn-Laasonen26 September 201429 May 2015National Coalition

Environmental policyEdit

The Stubb Cabinet's environmental minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (kok.) cancelled the environmental program intended to protect the wetlands, instead favouring an approach based on voluntary protection. Former Minister of the Environment Ville Niinistö (vihr.) criticised the decision.[4] The Greens left the cabinet following the cabinet's decision to back the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant with ties to Russian state-owned Rosatom.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://yle.fi/uutiset/green_party_votes_unanimously_to_leave_government/7482977
  2. ^ "Sdp valitsi Sirpa Paateron kehitysministeriksi – kotiseutu painoi valinnassa". Helsingin Sanomat. Sep 25, 2014. Retrieved Jun 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "President appoints new cabinet". yle.fi. Yle. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Ville Niinistö Grahn-Laasosen suopäätöksestä: Ennennäkemätöntä!". Yle Uutiset. Retrieved Jun 4, 2019.
Preceded by
Katainen Cabinet
Stubb Cabinet
24 June 2014 — 29 May 2015
Succeeded by
Sipilä Cabinet