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Saara-Maria PAKKINEN

First Deputy Speaker of the Eduskunta

Saara-Maria PAKKINEN, First Deputy Speaker of the Eduskunta.

Background

PAKKINEN, Saara-Maria was born on October 4, 1941 in Pori, Finland. Daughter of Viljo Vihtori Yli-Kerttula and Elvi Maria Yli-Kerttula (née Pekkonen).

Education

Pori, Graduate of Commercial College, 1962. Spoken languages: Finnish, Swedish, English.

Career

Member, Tuusula Municipal Council, 1973. Chairman, Social Affairs Committee, Ibid., 1973-1980 and Vice-Chairman, 1981-1983. Member of Eduskunta, 1979.

Member, Central Committee, Central Association, of Nuoret Kotkat, 1978 and Chairman, 1981. Chairman, 1985 International Year of the Youth Committee. Professional career: Clerical Assistant, National Board of Public Roads and Waterways, 1962-1967.

Office Administrator, Association, of Civil Servants, National Board of Public Roads and Waterways, 1967-1971. Organisation Secretary, Helsinki Local Government Officers and Clerical Employees Registered Association, 1971-1975. Editor, Ahjo, and Metal Workers’ Union.

Chairperson, STETE 1975.

Religion

Lutheran.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Children all over the world, foreign policy, international affairs.

Connections

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father:
Viljo Vihtori Yli-Kerttula

mother:
Elvi Maria Yli-Kerttula (née Pekkonen)

spouse:
Rauli Pertti Paakkinen