Sauli Niinistö

Sauli Niinistö

Sauli Niinistö
 Sauli Niinistö
12th President of Finland
Assumed office
1 March 2012
Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen
Alexander Stubb
Juha Sipilä
Preceded by Tarja Halonen
Speaker of Parliament
In office
24 April 2007 – 27 April 2011
Preceded by Timo Kalli
Succeeded by Ben Zyskowicz
Minister of Finance
In office
2 February 1996 – 16 April 2003
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Iiro Viinanen
Succeeded by Antti Kalliomäki
Deputy Prime Minister of Finland
In office
13 April 1995 – 30 August 2001
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Pertti Salolainen
Succeeded by Ville Itälä
Minister of Justice
In office
13 April 1995 – 1 February 1996
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen
Preceded by Anneli Jäätteenmäki
Succeeded by Kari Häkämies
Personal details
Born 24 August 1948 (age 67)
Salo, Finland
Political party National Coalition Party
Spouse(s) Marja-Leena Niinistö (1974–1995)
Jenni Haukio (2009–present)
Residence Mäntyniemi
Alma mater University of Turku
Religion Lutheranism
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  Finland
Service/branch Finnish Navy
Rank  Captain


Sauli Väinämö Niinistö (Finnish articulation conceived 24 August 1948) is the twelfth and current President of Finland.


An attorney by instruction, Sauli Niinistö was Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2003 and the National Coalition Party hopeful in the 2006 presidential race. He served as the Speaker of the Parliament of Finland from 2007 to 2011 and has been the Honorary President of the European People’s Party (EPP) since 2002.

Sauli Niinistö was the National Coalition Party competitor in the 2012 presidential race, beating Pekka Haavisto of the Green League with 62.6% of the vote in the unequivocal second round. Sauli Niinistö expected office on 1 March 2012, and is the first president from the National Coalition Party subsequent to Juho Kusti Paasikivi, who left office in 1956.


He was born in Salo, Sauli Niinistö ran his own particular law office in Salo before entering national governmental issues.

Sauli Niinistö served on the city gathering of Salo from 1977 to 1992 and was chosen a Member of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) from the region of Finland Proper in 1987. In 1994 he was driven the National Coalition Party as the gathering director and in this way got to be Justice Minister in Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen’s first bureau in 1995.

Exchanging portfolios, Sauli Niinistö got to be Finance Minister in 1996, a spot he held likewise in Lipponen’s second bureau from 1999–2003. In both cupboards, the conservative Sauli Niinistö was delegate to social democrat Lipponen, along these lines empowering the utilization of the term rainbow government in reference to Lipponen’s two back to back cupboards. As Finance Minister, Sauli Niinistö was referred to for his strict monetary arrangement and in addition his leisure activity of roller skating. He was the first Finn to purchase with euro money on 1 January 2002. Sauli Niinistö was asked by his gathering to remain for president in the races of 2000, however he won’t. Sauli Niinistö declared his continuous retirement from governmental issues in 2001, a game-plan he has not totally took after to date. He was succeeded that year by Ville Itälä as gathering pioneer. Upon the end of his term as a bureau clergyman in 2003, Sauli Niinistö went ahead to end up bad habit executive of the Board of Directors at the European Investment Bank.

In March 2005, Sauli Niinistö reported his appointment for the Finnish Presidency. He spoke to the National Coalition Party, testing the occupant President Tarja Halonen. He fit the bill for the second round overflow (as one of the main two hopefuls in the first round), hung on 29 January 2006, yet was crushed by Tarja Halonen. Aggregate assets for Sauli Niinistö’s 2006 president battle were around 2,225,000 euros, including 492,864 euros and 717,191 euros commitments from the National Coalition Party. Budgetary assertion in 2006 was made more point by point in 2009 as a result of battle money discussions in Finland.

In 2006, Sauli Niinistö reported that he was standing again for the Finnish parliamentary race. He said, in any case, that he had no arrangements to take any high-positioning political employment like the prime ministership later on. He got 60,498 individual votes in the 2007 races, which is a record number of votes in favor of one applicant in a Finnish parliamentary race. It was around half more than the prior record of Hertta Kuusinen. After the 2007 decision, Sauli Niinistö chose to take the regarded position of the Speaker of the Parliament. Sauli Niinistö is additionally the Honorary President of the European People’s Party (EPP), having effectively arranged the merger of the European Democrat Union (EDU) into the EPP in 2002.

Sauli Niinistö was chosen as the president of the Football Association of Finland on 8 November 2009, supplanting Pekka Hämäläinen.

Sauli Niinistö is steady of intense financial changes to plug the nation’s shortfall and ensure it holds its triple-A FICO assessment.

Sauli Niinistö was the National Coalition Party contender for a brief moment time in the 2012 presidential race. With 37.0% of the vote, he won the first round of the race and went head to head against Pekka Haavisto of the Green League in the conclusive second round. He conveyed the second round with around 62.6% against Haavisto’s 37.4%. Niinistö’s edge of triumph was bigger than that of any past specifically chose president. He won a lion’s share in 14 of the nation’s 15 discretionary areas. Sauli Niinistö’s decision spending plan was around 1.2 million euros.

Sauli Niinistö has swore to build up a unique team going for forestalling estrangement among the youthful and communicated worry about the issues of meagerly populated rustic ranges. Sauli Niinistö focused on the hugeness of shared comprehension with the bureau and Parliament. He gave a passionate discourse in which he expressed gratitude toward not just the individuals who supported him in the crusade, additionally the individuals who couldn’t help contradicting him. Sauli Niinistö said that the contrasting perspectives communicated ought to be thought seriously about in the work of the president.


Individual life:

Sauli Niinistö’s first wife Marja-Leena Niinistö kicked the bucket in a pile up in 1995. Sauli Niinistö wedded his second wife Jenni Haukio (conceived 1977) in January 2009.

Sauli Niinistö has a Boston Terrier named Lennu.

While a bureau pastor, Niinistö, a widower, was impractically included with MP Tanja Karpela, a previous glamorous lady and later Minister of Culture. Karpela’s Center Party was in resistance and Sauli Niinistö was viewed as the second-most powerful man in government. Under close squeeze investigation since the time that, in 2003 Karpela and Sauli Niinistö declared their engagement, which was however canceled in 2004.

Sauli Niinistö is the uncle of Ville Niinistö, a Green League MP from Turku, pioneer of the Green League and Minister of the Environment.

In Finland, Niinistö is likewise recognized as one of the survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean seismic tremor. He got away from the climbing so as to result wave up an utility post with his child Matias in Khao Lak, Thailand.


Recompenses and enhancements:

Great Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland

Great Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland

Great Cross of the Order of the Cross of Liberty

Knight of the Order of the Seraphim (Sweden)


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