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Tarja Halonen
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11th President of Finland
In office
1 March 2000 – 1 March 2012
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Matti Vanhanen
Mari Kiviniemi
Jyrki Katainen
Preceded by Martti Ahtisaari
Succeeded by Sauli Niinistö
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
13 April 1995 – 25 February 2000
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Paavo Rantanen
Succeeded by Erkki Tuomioja
Minister of Justice
In office
28 February 1990 – 26 April 1991
Prime Minister Harri Holkeri
Preceded by Matti Louekoski
Succeeded by Hannele Pokka
Member of Finnish Parliament for Helsinki
In office
24 March 1979 – 29 February 2000
Succeeded by Ilkka Taipale
Personal details
Tarja Kaarina Halonen

24 December 1943 (1943-12-24) (age 77)
Helsinki, Finland
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Pentti Arajärvi (2000–present)
Children Anna
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Profession Lawyer

Tarja Halonen (born December 24, 1943) is the former President of Finland. She is from Helsinki. She was elected in 2000 and 2006. Her mandate ended in 2012 and she left office on 1 March 2012.

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