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Jan Erik Enestam

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Name  Jan-Erik Enestam

Role  Politician
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Jan-Erik Enestam (born 12 March 1947 in Västanfjärd) is a Finland-Swedish politician from the Swedish People's Party. He has a degree from the Åbo Akademi university in Turku.


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Enestam was the Municipal Director of Västanfjärd between 1978 and 1983 and a Project Chief at the Nordic Council of Ministers during the period 1983 - 1991. He was a member of Finland's parliament, the Eduskunta, from 1991 until 2007 and a member of the government between 1995 and 2006 in various posts.

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He led the Swedish People's Party from 1998 until 2006. He was succeeded by Stefan Wallin as leader at the beginning of 2007.


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Some previous posts he has held are:

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  • Government of Åland, Head of Office, 1974–1978
  • Municipality of Västanfjärd, Municipal Manager, 1978–1983
  • Nordic Council of Ministers, Project Manager for Archipelago Cooperation, 1983–1991
  • Municipal Council of Västänfjärd, Chairperson, 1989–1996
  • Special Adviser to the Minister of Defence, 1990–1991
  • Member of Parliament, 1991 onwards
  • Minister of Defence, from 2 January 1995 to 13 April 1995
  • Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (equality affairs), from 2 January 1995 to 13 April 1995
  • Minister of the Interior, from 13 April 1995 to 15 April 1999
  • Party leader of the Swedish People's Party, 1998–2006
  • Minister of Defence, from 15 April 1999 to 17 April 2003
  • Minister at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Nordic cooperation and cooperation with the neighbouring regions), from 15 April 1999 to 17 April 2003
  • Minister of the Environment from 17 April 2003 to 1 January 2007
  • Director of the Secretariat of the Nordic council from 1 August 2007 – 2013
  • Personal life

    He was married to Solveig V. Dahlqvist in 1979 and has three children.


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