Lipponen I Cabinet

Last updated on 25 July 2016

Paavo Lipponen's first cabinet was the 66th government of Republic of Finland. Cabinet's time period was from April 13, 1995 to April 15, 1999. It was Majority government. Due to the cabinet containing parties from all over Finland's political spectrum, it was informally referred to as "The Rainbow Cabinet" ("Sateenkaarihallitus").

Minister Term of office Party
Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Deputy Prime Minister Sauli Niinistö April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister for Foreign Affairs Tarja Halonen April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Justice
Sauli Niinistö
Kari Häkämies
Jussi Järventaus
April 13, 1995 - February 2, 1996
February 2, 1996 - March 13, 1998
March 13, 1998 - April 15, 1999
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
Minister of the Interior Jan-Erik Enestam April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Swedish People's Party
Minister of Defence Anneli Taina April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Finance
Iiro Viinanen
Sauli Niinistö
April 13, 1995 - February 2, 1996
February 2, 1996 - April 15, 1999
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
Minister of Education Olli-Pekka Heinonen April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 National Coalition Party
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Kalevi Hemilä April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Neutral
Minister of Transport
Tuula Linnainmaa
Matti Aura
Kimmo Sasi
April 13, 1995 - April 1, 1997
April 2, 1997 - January 15, 1999
January 15, 1999 - April 15, 1999
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
Minister of Trade and Industry Antti Kalliomäki April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Sinikka Mönkäre April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Labour Liisa Jaakonsaari April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Social Democratic Party
Minister of the Environment
Pekka Haavisto
April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999 Green League
Preceded by
Esko Aho's cabinet
Cabinet of Finland
April 13, 1995 - April 15, 1999
Succeeded by
Paavo Lipponen's second cabinet

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