Maarit Feldt-Ranta

Maarit Kristiina Feldt-Ranta (26 April 1968 – 27 November 2019) was a Finnish politician, who represented the Social Democratic Party of Finland. She had represented the electoral district of Uusimaa in the Parliament of Finland since 2007.[1] In 2017, she was elected as the vice-chair of the party.[2]

Maarit Feldt-Ranta
Maarit Feldt-Ranta.jpg
Member of the Finnish Parliament
In office
21 March 2007 – 16 April 2019
Personal details
Born(1968-04-26)26 April 1968
Karis, Finland
Died27 November 2019(2019-11-27) (aged 51)
Political partySocial Democratic Party of Finland

On 21 June 2017, Feldt-Ranta announced that she would seek the candidacy of the SDP in the 2018 presidential election. She took part in the party primary against Tuula Haatainen and Sirpa Paatero.[3] Feldt-Ranta finished second on the primary, gaining 42.3% of the votes behind Tuula Haatainen's 48.6 %.[4]

On January 2019, Feldt-Ranta announced that she wouldn't run for parliament in the 2019 elections due to her stomach cancer returning. She had fought cancer twice previously.[5] In May 2019, she announced that she would discontinue treatment for her cancer.[6] She died six months later on 27 November.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maarit Feldt-Ranta". Parliament of Finland. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  2. ^ "SDP:n varapuheenjohtajiksi kukitettiin Marin, Feldt-Ranta ja Skinnari". Yle. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Jo kolme henkilöä tavoittelee Sdp:n presidenttiehdokkuutta". Ilta-Sanomat. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Tuula Haatainen Sdp:n presidenttiehdokkaaksi". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 2 September 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Maarit Feldt-Ranta luopuu eduskuntavaalien ehdokkuudestaan – syöpä uusiutui". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 24 January 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  6. ^ "HS Kuukausiliite: Maarit Feldt-Rannan syöpähoidot lopetettu – elinaikaa kuukausia". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 4 May 2019. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Entinen kansanedustaja Maarit Feldt-Ranta on kuollut 51-vuotiaana". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 2019-11-28. Retrieved 2019-11-28.