Harri Hermanni Holkeri (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈhɑrːi ˈhermɑnːi ˈholkeri]) (6 January 1937 – 7 August 2011) was a Finnish statesman representing the National Coalition Party of Finland (Kokoomus / Samlingspartiet). He was the Prime Minister of Finland 1987–1991, speaker of the UN General Assembly 2000–2001 and headed the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo from 2003- 2004 (leaving the position in the spring of the second year because of health issues).
|36th Prime Minister of Finland|
30 April 1987 – 26 April 1991
|Deputy||Kalevi Sorsa (1987–1989)|
Pertti Paasio (1989–1991)
|Preceded by||Kalevi Sorsa|
|Succeeded by||Esko Aho|
|4th Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Kosovo|
25 August 2003 – 11 June 2004
|Preceded by||Michael Steiner|
|Succeeded by||Søren Jessen-Petersen|
|Born||6 January 1937|
|Died||7 August 2011 (aged 74)|
|Political party||National Coalition Party of Finland|
|Alma mater||University of Helsinki|
|Profession||Master of Political Sciences|
Harri Holkeri was member of the board of directors of the Bank of Finland from 1978–1997, and candidate in the president elections of 1982 and 1988. He also served as a member of Parliament from 1970 to 1978 and as the chairman of the National Coalition (Conservative) Party from 1971 to 1979. On 1 July 1991 he made the world's first GSM call. The historic call used Nokia gear on GSM's original 900 MHz band.
Honors and awardsEdit
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- "Harri Holkeri on kuollut". MTV3 (in Finnish). 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
- "Ministerikortisto". Valtioneuvosto.[permanent dead link]
- "Board Members in the history of the Bank of Finland". Bank of Finland.
- "What Where When – Citizen's Yearbook"/Mitä Missä Milloin – Kansalaisen vuosikirja, editions 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980; Otava Publications Ltd., Helsinki, Finland)
- "Ex-PM Harri Holkeri dies at 74". YLE. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
| Prime Minister of Finland
|Positions in intergovernmental organisations|
| President of the United Nations General Assembly
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