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|Speaker of the Parliament of Finland|
7 June 2019
|Preceded by||Antti Rinne|
|40th Prime Minister of Finland|
23 June 2003 – 22 June 2010
|Preceded by||Anneli Jäätteenmäki|
|Succeeded by||Mari Kiviniemi|
|Minister of Defence|
17 April 2003 – 24 June 2003
|Prime Minister||Anneli Jäätteenmäki|
|Preceded by||Jan-Erik Enestam|
|Succeeded by||Seppo Kääriäinen|
|Born||4 November 1955
|Political party||Centre Party|
(m. 1985; div. 2005)
|Alma mater||University of Helsinki|
Matti Taneli Vanhanen (born 4 November 1955) is a Finnish politician. He was Prime Minister of Finland from 2003 to 2010. He was also Chairman of the Centre Party, and in the second half of 2006 he was President of the European Council. In June 2019, he became Speaker of the Parliament of Finland.
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Vanhanen (third from right) visited the GDR in 1988.
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