The Finnish Maiden - Suomi-neito by FinnicHerald on DeviantArt
The Maiden of Finland - Suomi-neito - is the national personification of Finland. She has been usually pictured as a young beautiful woman with blo... The Finnish Maiden - Suomi-neito
Finnish women became the first in the world to have unrestricted rights both to vote and to stand for parliament. These 19 women were the first female MPs in the world. Women have continued to play a central role in the nation's politics ever since. Miina Sillanpää, a key figure in the worker's movement, became the first female minister in 1926.
8. Urho Kaleva Kekkonen b.. 03.09.1900 Pielavesi d. 31.08. 1986, Helsinki, the eighth president of Finland 1956-1981. Elected as president by electoral college in 1956 and re-elected in 1962, 1968 and 1978. In 1973, the term that started in 1968 was extended by four years by means of an emergency law. Resigned in 1981 owing to poor health, whereupon Prime Minister Mauno Koivisto became acting president. Served in Finnish civil war.
6. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim,b. 04.06.1867 Askainen, d.27.01.1951 Lausanne, Switzerland. Regent 1944 4 August 1944 4 March 1946 (resigned) Non-Partisan Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces b. 4 June 1867, Askainen d. 27 January 1951, Lausanne, Switzerland Regent (interim head of state) of Finland 1918–1919. The only Marshal of Finland. Elected as president in 1944 by the Parliament. Resigned in 1946.
9. Mauno Henrik Koivisto, born November 25, 1923 Turku, is a Finnish politician who served as the ninth President of Finland from 1982 to 1994. (1982-1994). He also served as Prime Minister 1968–1970 and 1979–1982. He was the first Social Democrat to be elected as President.