Kari Rajamäki

Kari Juhani Rajamäki (born 15 October 1948, in Anjala) is a Finnish politician from the Social Democratic Party and a former Minister of the Interior.[2]

Kari Rajamäki
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Rajamäki in 2007
Minister of the Interior[1]
In office
17 April 2003 – 19 April 2007
Prime MinisterAnneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded byVille Itälä
Succeeded byAnne Holmlund
Personal details
Born (1948-10-15) 15 October 1948 (age 74)
Anjala, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
SpouseLeena Kristiina Rajamäki

Rajamäki has been MP since 1983 and represents Southern Savonia. Before he became a minister he was profiled in public by demanding more funds for road construction projects.

Rajamäki was the Minister of the Interior of Finland in Jäätteenmäki and Vanhanen cabinets from 2003 to 2007. During his term in office he actively contributed to get more funding for police and handling visa grants.

In municipal politics, Rajamäki has been a member of Varkaus town council since 1973.


  1. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Interior". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.

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