List of Presidents of Finland

The President of Finland is the Head of State of Finland. Under the Constitution of Finland, executive power is vested in the President and the government, with the President possessing extensive powers. The President is elected directly by the people for a term of six years. Since 1991, no President may be elected for more than two consecutive terms. The President must be a native-born Finnish citizen. The office was established by the "Constitution Act" of 1919. The current office-holder is President Tarja Halonen.

List of Presidents of Finland

ee also

*Finnish presidential election, 2006
*List of Finnish rulers
*Prime Minister of Finland
*Politics of Finland
*Parliament of Finland
*Government of Finland
*Council of State
*Elections in Finland
*Political parties in Finland
*Lists of incumbents

External links

* [http://www.presidentti.fi/english/ Official site]
* [http://www.om.fi/Etusivu/Perussaannoksia/Perustuslaki?lang=en The Constitution of Finland]


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