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The first cabinet of Paavo Lipponen was the 66th government of Finland, which existed from 13 April 1995 to 15 April 1999.[1] The cabinet’s Prime Minister was Paavo Lipponen. It was a majority government, and one of the longest-running governments in Finnish history. Lipponen's first government ran for a whole term of a Finnish cabinet, or 1 464 days in total. The cabinet was composed of a coalition formed by the Social Democratic Party, the National Coalition Party, the Swedish People's Party, the Left Alliance, and the Green League. Due to the cabinet containing five separate parties from all over Finland's political spectrum, both of Lipponen's cabinets were considered rainbow coalitions (Finnish: sateenkaarihallitukset).

Lipponen's First Cabinet
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66th cabinet of Finland
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Date formed13 April 1995
Date dissolved15 April 1999
People and organisations
Head of stateMartti Ahtisaari
Head of governmentPaavo Lipponen
Member partySocial Democratic Party
National Coalition Party
Swedish People's Party
Left Alliance
Green League
History
Election(s)1995 parliamentary election
PredecessorAho Cabinet
SuccessorLipponen II Cabinet

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Deputy Prime Minister Sauli Niinistö April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister for Foreign Affairs Tarja Halonen April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Justice Sauli Niinistö April 13, 1995 February 2, 1996 National Coalition Party
Kari Häkämies February 2, 1996 March 13, 1998 National Coalition Party
Jussi Järventaus March 13, 1998 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of the Interior Jan-Erik Enestam April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Swedish People's Party
Minister of Defence Anneli Taina April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Finance Iiro Viinanen April 13, 1995 February 2, 1996 National Coalition Party
Sauli Niinistö February 2, 1996 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Education Olli-Pekka Heinonen April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Kalevi Hemilä April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Independent
Minister of Transport Tuula Linnainmaa April 13, 1995 April 1, 1997 National Coalition Party
Matti Aura April 2, 1997 January 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Kimmo Sasi January 15, 1999 April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Trade and Industry Antti Kalliomäki April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Sinikka Mönkäre April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Labour Liisa Jaakonsaari April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of the Environment Pekka Haavisto April 13, 1995 April 15, 1999 Green League
Preceded by
Esko Aho's cabinet
Cabinet of Finland
April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999
Succeeded by
Paavo Lipponen's second cabinet

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Composition of a certain government, 66. Lipponen". Valtioneuvosto. Retrieved 2017-12-13.