Prime Minister (Finland)

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Prime Minister of Finland
Coat of arms of the Prime Minister of Finland
Coat of arms of the Prime Minister of Finland
Sanna Marin, June 2012
Acting Prime Minister
Sanna Marin
since December 10, 2019
Official seat Helsinki
Term of office 4 years
(unlimited re-election possible)
Creation of office November 27, 1917
Last appointment December 10, 2019
Last choice April 14, 2019
Salutation Herra pääministeri or Rouva pääministeri (Mr / Mrs Prime Minister)
Deputy Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy of President of the Republic

The Prime Minister of Finland ( Finnish : Suomen pääministeri , Swedish : Finlands statsministeri ) is the Prime Minister of Finland . The incumbent Prime Minister has been Sanna Marin since December 10, 2019 .

Competencies and powers

According to Section 66 of the Finnish Constitution of 1999 , the Prime Minister has the following powers and powers:

  • Management of the activities of the State Council
  • ensures coordination of the preparation and consultation of the affairs incumbent on the State Council
  • Management of the discussion of the affairs in the plenary session of the State Council

Appointment and election

The Parliament elects the prime minister, which the President of the Republic shall appoint for this task. The other ministers are appointed by the President on the proposal of the Prime Minister elected. Before the election of the Prime Minister, the parliamentary groups discuss the government program and the composition of the State Council . On the basis of the results of these deliberations and after hearing the President of Parliament , the President of the Republic informs Parliament of the Prime Minister's candidates. The candidate is elected Prime Minister if, in an open vote in Parliament, more than half of the votes cast have approved his election. If the candidate does not receive the required majority, a new candidate for prime minister is appointed using the same procedure. If the new candidate does not receive more than half of the votes cast, the election of the Prime Minister is carried out in parliament as an open vote. The person who received the most votes will then be elected. When the Council of State is appointed and there is a significant change in its composition, Parliament should be assembled.


According to Paragraph 66 of the Finnish Constitution, the Prime Minister can appoint a deputy who, if he is unable to attend, is to continue with the tasks. If the Deputy Prime Minister is also unable to attend, the longest-serving minister is charged with taking on the official duties. Acting deputy is Katri Kulmuni from the Center Party .

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