Paula Risikko elected as new speaker of Finnish Parliament

Paula Risikko elected as new speaker of Finnish Parliament

Posted on February 7, 2018

A Finnish Nurse, Paula Risikko, becomes speaker of the Finnish Parliament! Congratulations Paula.

Risikko won the election by a landslide, capturing a total of 157 votes. She is also a former Health Minister, and someone considered an expert on the government’s ambitious health and social services reform programme. Paula has a doctorate in health sciences. She is 57, has been an MP since 2003 and has been the NCP’s lead negotiator on social and health care reform and also previously served as Deputy Speaker. Risikko will give up her role as Interior Minister to take on the mantle of Parliamentary Speaker.

Good to have a woman, a nurse, in this top political position!
Congratulations to the Finnish Nurses!!