Matti Ahde

Matti Allan Ahde (23 December 1945, Oulu – 20 December 2019, Helsinki) wis a Finnish politeecian frae the Social Democratic Pairty.

Matti Ahde
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Speaker o the Pairlament o Finland
In office
Precedit biIlkka Suominen
Succeedit biKalevi Sorsa
Meenister o the Interior[1]
In office
19 February 1982 – 30 September 1983
Prime MeenisterKalevi Sorsa
Precedit biEino Uusitalo
Succeedit biMatti Luttinen
Meenister o the Environment
In office
1 October 1983 – 30 April 1987
Prime MeenisterKalevi Sorsa
Succeedit biKaj Bärlund
Personal details
Born23 December 1945(1945-12-23)
Oulu, Finland
Dee'd20 December 2019(2019-12-20) (aged 73)[2]
Helsinki, Finland
Poleetical pairtySocial Democratic Pairty
Spoose(s)Hilkka Ahde

He wis member o the pairlament frae 1970 tae 1990, when he left tae become CEO o state monopoly Veikkaus. Ahde hauld meenister posts in Sorsa cabinets 1982-1987 an wis electit tae the position o the speaker o the pairlament in 1987.[3] He wis replacit as the speaker bi Kalevi Sorsa in 1989 when Sorsa stepped doun frae Holkeri cabinet tae mak position available for pairty chairman Pertti Paasio.

Ahde quit as CEO o Veikkaus in 2001 an wis re-electit tae the pairlament in 2003.


  1. "Council of State - Ministers of Interior". Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. "SDP:n pitkäaikainen kansanedustaja Matti Ahde on kuollut" [Long-term SDP Member of Parliament Matti Ahde has passed away]. Yle (in Finnish). 20 December 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  3. "Edustajamatrikkeli". Eduskunta.
Poleetical offices
Precedit bi
Ilkka Suominen
Speaker o the Pairlament o Finland
Succeedit bi
Kalevi Sorsa