Tuesday. 18.06.2024

On Tuesday 21 May, Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, will have served 1,000 days as a minister, as informed the Finnish Government's Communications Department.

Pirkko Mattila was appointed as the minister of Social Affairs and Health of Prime Minister Sipilä’s Government in August 2016.

Pirkko-Mattila- by Laura Kotila

The minister of Social Affairs and Health, Pirkko Mattila. Photo: Laura Kotila - Finnish Government.

However, she is not the minister who has been in office the longest. That honor is for Anu Vehviläinen, minister of Local Government and Public Reforms.

According to the data retrieved from the Information system on ministers and published by the Finnish Government, the number of days in office of ministers in the current Government on 21 May 2019 will be the following:

Vehviläinen, Anu Helena: 2,980 days
Orpo, Antti Petteri: 1 793
Grahn-Laasonen, Sanni Kaisa: 1,699
Tiilikainen, Kimmo Kalevi: 1,651
Sipilä, Juha Petri: 1,454
Berner, Anne: 1,454
Lindström, Jari Tapani: 1,454
Niinistö, Jussi Lauri Juhani: 1,454
Soini, Timo Juhani: 1,454
Mykkänen, Kai Aslak: 1,064
Mattila, Pirkko Anneli: 1,000
Lintilä, Mika Tapani: 874
Häkkänen, Antti: 747
Leppä, Jari Juhani: 747
Terho, Sampo Johannes: 747
Saarikko, Annika: 681
Virolainen, Anne-Mari: 464

If you want to know about the different Governments and ministers that Finland has had since 1917, you can find all the information HERE

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