New government in Finland becoming a reality


Saturday, 18 June 2011
After two months of no activity, Finland has a new coalition government with National Coalition Party Chair Jyrki Katainen at its head.

Late on Friday evening leaders of the six parties convened a press conference to confirm that they had reached final agreement on a government agenda and that an administration would be formed.

Finland's two largest parties, the Coalition Party and Social Democrats, appointed on Saturday afternoon their ministers in the new government being created in Finland.
It is already clear that one of Finland's most popular ministers, Alexander Stubb, will change jobs, then Foreign Minister of the news programs will be transferred to the Social Democrats, which also have to decide who will become finance minister.

Prime Minister-designate Jyrki Katainen also confirmed that the coalition had agreed on the allocation of ministerial posts.
The new government will include 19 ministers comprising 6 each from the National Coalition and Social Democratic Parties, 2 each from the Left Alliance, the Swedish People's Party and the Green League and one Minister from the Christian Democratic Party.

Election front runners the National Coalition Party will be represented in the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Economic Affairs Ministry, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government, the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development and the Ministry of Agriculture.

The Social Democrats landed the Finance Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Housing and Communications.

The competencies of the Left Alliance will be deployed in the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Sport and Culture. Perhaps fittingly, the Green League will have responsibility for the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Development Cooperation.

The Ministries of Justice and Defense have been assigned to the Swedish People’s Party, while the Christian Democratic Party received the Interior Ministry portfolio.
This is how it shaping in Finland after an election that saw the a very powerful hung parliaments in recent times
By Team

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