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Matti Vanhanen
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Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
Assumed office
7 June 2019
Preceded by Antti Rinne
40th Prime Minister of Finland
In office
23 June 2003 – 22 June 2010
President Tarja Halonen
Deputy Antti Kalliomäki
Eero Heinäluoma
Jyrki Katainen
Preceded by Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Succeeded by Mari Kiviniemi
Minister of Defence
In office
17 April 2003 – 24 June 2003
Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Preceded by Jan-Erik Enestam
Succeeded by Seppo Kääriäinen
Personal details
Born 4 November 1955 (1955-11-04) (age 65)
Jyväskylä, Finland
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s)
Merja Mäntyniemi
(m. 1985; div. 2005)
Alma mater University of Helsinki
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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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