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President of Finland
Suomen Tasavallan Presidentti
Republiken Finlands President
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Sauli Niinistö

since 1 March 2012
Residence Presidential Palace (ceremonial)
Mäntyniemi (residential)
Kultaranta (summer residence)
Appointer Popular vote
Term length Six years
renewable once, consecutively
Inaugural holder Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
26 July 1919
Formation Constitution of Finland
Salary 126,000
Website Suomen tasavallan presidentti

The President of the Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavallan presidentti, Swedish: Republiken Finlands president) is the nation's head of state. The president is elected directly by the people of Finland for a term of six years. Since 1991, no president may be elected for more than two consecutive terms. The president must be a native-born Finnish citizen. The office was created by the Constitution Act of 1919.

The current office-holder is Sauli Niinistö since 1 March 2012.

Officially the head of state is known as the President of the Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavallan presidentti; Swedish: Republiken Finlands president) or, more often, the President of the Republic (tasavallan presidentti, republikens president).

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