Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen

Tarja Kaarina Halonen is a Finnish politician who was the 11th President of Finland, serving from 2000 to 2012. She was the first female head of state in Finland and while she was in office, in 2003 and 2010–11, Finland also had female prime ministers . Halonen held two appointments as a minister and served as a member of the parliament from 1979 to 2000 until her election to the presidency. In addition to her political career, Halonen had a long and extensive career in trade unions and different non-governmental organizations. Wikipedia*

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Tarja Halonen has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Speech as a Minister for the Social Services of the United Nations.

Appearances by Title:c. September 20, 2006 - Present President, Finland Videos: 2 c. October 25, 1988 - Present Minister, Social Services, United Nations Videos: 1

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