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Centre Party of Finland

The Centre Party or Suomen Keskusta is a political party in Finland. The party was founded in 1908 and was then known as the Agrarian Party or Maalaisliitto. The current Prime Minister of Finland is Matti Vanhanen, who succeeded Anneli Jäätteenmäki.

Although the party has an ideological background in the 19th century fennoman[?] movement, the party is rather the direct continuation of the Estate of the Peasantry[?] in the pre-1906 diets (see: the Riksdag of the Estates).

Prominent party leaders

Official website Suomen Keskusta (http://www.keskusta.fi/index.phtml)

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