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Tarja Halonen

Tarja Kaarina Halonen (1943-), a Finnish politician and the President of Finland from 2000 to present.

She was a member of parliament 1984-2000, the Minister of Social Affairs and Health 1987-1990, the Minister of Justice 1990-1991, the Minister for Nordic Cooperation 1989-1991, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs 1995-2000. She was a member of the Finnish Social Democratic Party 19??-2000.

She is Trade Union lawyer by training. She married her companion, Pertti Arajärvi, after she was elected president.

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