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Jussi Saramo takes over as Education Minister

Published : 17 Dec 2020, 19:19

Updated : 18 Dec 2020, 10:33

  DF Report

Jussi Saramo has been appointed as the minister of Education on Thursday. Photo: Finnish government by Laura Kotila.

The President on Thursday appointed Lawmaker Jussi Saramo, also a vice-chair of the Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance) as minister of education.

At the same time, the president released Vasemmistoliitto Chair and Lawmaker Li Andersson from the post of minister of education and her membership in the government, said an official press release.

Saramo took over the charge of the ministry replacing Andersson as she is going on maternity leave.

Following the presidential session, the government plenary session took decisions on changes to the ministerial portfolios, deputising arrangements, and the composition of ministerial committees and working groups. Saramo also gave his declaration of office and judicial affirmation.

Saramo will be a member of the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy, the Ministerial Committee on Economic and EU Policy, and the Ministerial Finance Committee.

In addition, he will chair the Ministerial Working Group on Competence, Education, Culture, and Innovation. She will also be a member of the ministerial working groups on climate and energy policy, and on promoting employment.