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Dr. Tarja HALONEN Former President of the Republic of Finland, Helsinki


1968 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki
1969-1970 Social Affairs Secretary and Organizational Secretary of the National Union of Finnish Students
1970-1979 Lawyer with the Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions SAK
1974-1975 Prime Minister s parliamentary secretary
1977-1996 Member of the Helsinki City Council
1979-2000 Member of Parliament
1984-1986 Chairman of the Parliamentary Social Affairs Committee
1987-1990 Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, incl. Minister for Equality
1989-1991 Minister for Nordic Cooperation
1990-1991 Minister of Justice
1991-1994 Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Law Committee
1995 Chairman of the Parliamentary Grand Committee
1995-2000 Minister for Foreign Affairs
2000-2012 President of the Republic of Finland