Leena Luhtanen

Leena Luhtanen (née Nikulainen; born 12 February 1941) is a Finnish politician and a former member of the cabinet. Luhtanen is a member of the Social Democratic Party, and served in the parliament from 1991 until 2007.[1]

Leena Luhtanen
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Luhtanen in 2005
Minister of Justice
In office
23 September 2005 – 19 April 2007
Prime MinisterMatti Vanhanen
Preceded byJohannes Koskinen
Succeeded byTuija Brax
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
17 April 2003 – 22 September 2005
Prime MinisterAnneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Preceded byKimmo Sasi
Succeeded bySusanna Huovinen
Personal details
Born (1941-02-12) 12 February 1941 (age 81)
Kuopio, Finland
Political partySocial Democratic Party
SpouseOiva Luhtanen

She served as the minister of transport and communications in Matti Vanhanen's first cabinet from 2003 to 2005, and thereafter as the minister of justice until the parliamentary elections of 2007.[2] She was not re-elected.

Luhtanen was born in Kuopio, and has been a member of Espoo city council since 1985.


  1. ^ "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Council of State - Ministers of Justice". Valtioneuvosto.fi. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Justice
Succeeded by