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Nils Torvalds

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Preceded by  Carl Haglund
Parents  Ole Torvalds
Constituency  Finland
Residence  Helsinki, Finland
Name  Nils Torvalds
Children  Linus Torvalds
Role  Broadcaster

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Born  7 August 1945 (age 70) Ekenas, Finland (1945-08-07)
Political party  Swedish People's Party of Finland
Party  Swedish People's Party of Finland
Grandchildren  Patricia Miranda Torvalds, Daniela Yolanda Torvalds, Celeste Amanda Torvalds
Similar People  Linus Torvalds, Ole Torvalds, Tove Torvalds, Linus Pauling

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Nils ”Nicke” Torvalds (born 7 August 1945) is a Finnish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Finland. He is a member of the Swedish People's Party of Finland, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.


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Torvalds is the son of the poet Ole Torvalds, and the father of the software engineer Linus Torvalds of Linux kernel fame.

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Political activity

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Torvalds was elected to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Finland in 1982.

In 2007 Torvalds was elected to the post of the third vice chairperson of the Swedish People's Party. In 2008, he was elected in Helsinki City Council for term 2009–2012. Torvalds was a candidate for European Parliament election in 2009 on the Swedish People's Party list. He got 14,044 votes which was insufficient for a seat. On 5 July 2012 he was installed in the European Parliament, after the resignation of Carl Haglund. As a MEP he is vice-chair of the Fisheries committee (PECH) and member of the committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). In this capacity, he serves as shadow rapporteur on the circular economy.

On 11 June 2017, the Swedish People's Party chose Torvalds as the party candidate for 2018 presidential election.


  • Ollus, Simon-Erik; Torvalds, Nils (2005). Kaupasta kumppanuuteen : Suomen Venäjä-talousstrategia. Helsinki: Sitra. ISBN 951-37-4519-8. 
  • Torvalds, Nils (2008). Muodonmuutoksia : Venäjän pitkä vuosisata 1900-2008. Helsinki: Sitra. ISBN 978-951-563-635-5. 
  • Linux kernel statement

    Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, joked during a LinuxCon keynote in 18 September 2013 that the NSA, creators of SELinux, wanted a backdoor in the kernel. However, later, Linus' father revealed that the NSA had actually asked for the installation of backdoors in Linux.

    When my oldest son [Linus Torvalds] was asked the same question: “Has he been approached by the NSA about backdoors?” he said “No”, but at the same time he nodded. Then he was sort of in the legal free. He had given the right answer, [but] everybody understood that the NSA had approached him.


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