Finland's foreign minister ousted over text message scandal
“He promised he would not repeat”
Finland's foreign minister was ousted Tuesday by his conservative party over a text message scandal involving an erotic dancer.
The scandal, which had been making headline news for weeks, had eroded trust in and respect for Ilkka Kanerva, said Finance Minister Jyrki Katainen, chairman of the National Coalition Party, which holds the Foreign Ministry post in the coalition government.
'The minister does not enjoy trust,' Katainen told reporters. 'It's a heavy decision. He's a friend, and he's done his work well.' Read more
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#1 Apr 1, 2008
Hey that is another kwame right there.
Since: Apr 08
#2 Apr 2, 2008
Yeah pretty much!...not as handsome though
#3 Apr 2, 2008
that guy likes scary women.
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