Antti Kalliomäki

Antti Kalliomäki
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Born January 8, 1947 (1947-01-08) (age 69)
Siikainen, Finland

Antti Kalliomäki (born January 8, 1947 in Siikainen) is a Finnish politician and former athlete. Kalliomäki is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) and has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 1983. He retired from politics in 2011.


He served as Minister of Trade and Industry in the first Lipponen cabinet from 1995 to 1999. Kalliomäki was the Deputy Prime Minister and the head of SDP ministerial group in Jäätteenmäki and first Vanhanen cabinets. He hold the posts of Minister of Finance from April 2003 to September 2005 until he was replaced by the new Chairman of SDP, Eero Heinäluoma. Kalliomäki continued in the cabinet as the Minister of Education from September 2005 to April 2007.[1]

Kalliomäki was the chairman of the SDP parliamentary group from March 1991 to April 1995 and again from March 1999 until April 2003. In municipal politics, Kallomäki was member of Vantaa city council 1984–2000 and has been in the municipal council of Nurmijärvi since 2005.


Before his political career, Kalliomäki was a successful athlete and won the silver medal in pole vault at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and participated also in the 1972 and 1980 Olympic Games. His personal record is 566 cm.


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