Finnish New Government appointed on Thursday 6 June

Thursday 6 June

10.00              Meeting of the President of the Republic and Speaker of Parliament, Mäntyniemi Official Residence of the President of the Republic. Photo opportunity at the start.

12.00              1st Parliament Plenary Session where notification is given of the receipt by Parliament of the statement by the President of the Republic concerning the nominee for Prime Minister.

12.15              2nd Parliament Plenary Session where Parliament votes on Prime Minister.

After the Plenary Session, Prime Minister meets the media briefly in Valtiosali (Hall of State.

14.00              Presidential Session, Government Palace. President of the Republic accepts the resignation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government by an open letter and appoints the Government of the new Prime Minister. Photo opportunity before the session when the President of the Republic shakes hands with the resigning ministers (pool 1).

14.15              Government Plenary Session. Constitutive Session of the new Government, including oaths/affirmations of office, division of responsibilities and deputies, members of the ministerial committees, and the Government programme as a statement to Parliament. Photo opportunity at the start of the session during oaths/affirmations of office (pool 2).

15.15.             The outgoing Government visits the President of the Republic, Presidential Palace. Speeches by the President of the Republic and the resigning Prime Minister. The media have the opportunity to follow the event and take photographs.

15.40.             The new Government visits the President of the Republic, Presidential Palace. Speeches by the President of the Republic and the new Prime Minister. The media have the opportunity to follow the event and take photographs.

16.30              Press conference of the new Government, followed by group photo, House of the Estates.  After this, coffee will be served to the media to honour the newly appointed Government (Room 20). After coffee, the media will have an opportunity for individual interviews.