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Matti Vanhanen

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The Resume

    (November 4, 1955- )
    Born in Jyväskylä, Finland
    Worked as editor (1985–1988) and editor-in-chief (1988–1991) for the newspaper ‘Kehäsanomat’
    Graduated from University of Helsinki with degree in political science (1989)
    Chairman of youth organization of Center Party (1991)
    Elected to Finnish Parliament (March 22, 1991)
    Minister of Defense (April 17-June 24, 2003)
    Prime Minister of Finland (June 24, 2003-June 22, 2010)

Why he might be annoying:

    He is described as boring and uncharismatic.
    He rarely smiles.
    He opposed the independence movements of the Baltic States of the 1980s.
    In a South Park episode, he threatened to expose the whereabouts of space cash to the aliens, which resulted in the world leaders destroying Finland with missiles.
    In a book he wrote titled ‘Se on ihan Matti’, he compared the Finnish tabloid press to the KGB and Stasi, the Soviet and East German secret police, respectively (2006).
    At an Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Helsinki, Jacques Chirac called him the ‘sexiest man in Finland’ (2006).
    Sometime after his divorce, he got into a relationship with Susan Kuronen, who later changed her last name into ‘Ruusunen’, that lasted less than a year (2006).
    That same ex-girlfriend later published a book telling the details of their love life together, which caused public uproar (February 2007).
    He later sued her for invading his privacy (March 2007).
    Afterwards, he got engaged to Sirkka Mertala (2009), only to break up with her (2010).
    One of his hobbies is chopping wood.

Why he might not be annoying:

    In that same episode, it was later revealed that exposing the whereabouts of the space cash could result in a better future for the world.
    His father was one of the co-authors of the book ‘IQ and the Walth of Nations’.
    He is left-handed.
    He is a teetotaler who hates the taste of alcohol.
    He supports environmental causes.
    He opposed the building of a fifth nuclear power plant (1992).
    He successfully lowered Finland’s unemployment rate and taxes.
    He praised China for being able to mobilize resources efficiently when dealing with national crises (2009).

Credit: Big Lenny

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 46 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 95.24% Annoying