Tarja Halonen

Tarja Halonen

Born: December 24, 1943

Nationality: Finnish

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Tarja Kaarina Halonen was the 11th President of Finland, serving from 2000 to 2012. The first female to hold the office, Halonen had previously been a member of the parliament from 1979 to 2000 when she resigned after her election to the presidency. In addition to her political career she had a long and extensive career in trade unions and different non-governmental organizations.

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