Jaeaetteenmaeki - new trailblazer in Finnish politics

  • 2003-03-20
  • Paal Aarsaether
Anneli Jaeaetteenmaeki, who looks likely to become Finland's first female prime minister after her Center Party won the March 16 general elections, has been a trailblazer for women in Finnish politics.Jaeaetteenmaeki - pronounced "yeah-ten-may-kee" - was born into a farming family in 1955, making the Center Party, formerly named the Farmer's Union, a natural choice when she entered politics while still a law student in Helsinki.The Center Party boasts the most extensive grassroots following in Finland, counting over 200,000 members."Our policies are for all people and groups, and all parts ...
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