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Li Andersson appointed as Minister of Education and Henna Sarkkinen as Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Government Communications DepartmentMinistry of Education and CultureMinistry of Social Affairs and Health
29.6.2021 14.25
Press release 421/2021
Minister of Education Li Andersson and Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Sarkkinen

On Tuesday 29 June, the President of the Republic appointed Member of Parliament Li Andersson as Minister of Education and a member of the Government, and Master of Arts, Member of Parliament Hanna Sarkkinen as Minister of Social Affairs and Health. At the same time, the President released Member of Parliament Jussi Saramo from the post of Minister of Education and his membership in the Government, and Member of Parliament Aino-Kaisa Pekonen from the post of Minister of Social Affairs and Health and her membership in the Government.

At the beginning of this government term, the Left Alliance Parliamentary Group and Party Council decided to divide the portfolio of the Minister of Social Affairs and Health into two two-year posts. Li Andersson will return from parental leave to her post of Minister of Education. 

Following the presidential session, the Government plenary session made decisions on changes to the ministerial portfolios, deputising arrangements and the composition of ministerial committees and working groups. Minister Sarkkinen also gave her declaration of office and judicial affirmation.

The Government appointed Dan Koivulaakso, Master of Social Sciences, as State Secretary to the Minister of Education and Saila Ruuth, Master of Social Sciences, to continue as State Secretary to the Minister of Social Affairs and Health.

Inquiries: Päivi Paasikoski, Deputy Director of Government Communications, Prime Minister’s Office, tel. +358 40 5476 279, [email protected]

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