Paavo Väyrynen

Finnish politician

Paavo Matti Väyrynen (born 2 September 1946) is a Finnish veteran politician and a member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the Seven Star Movement and formerly the Citizens' Party and Centre Party. Väyrynen has been a member of the Finnish Parliament previously from 1970 to 1995 and again from 2007 to 2011 and has held many ministerial portfolios. He has also been a Member of the European Parliament from 1995 to 2007, and again from 2014 to 2018.

Paavo Väyrynen in 2017.

Väyrynen has been the Centre Party candidate for Finnish president three times – finishing second in 1988, third in 1994 and third in 2012. In 2018 he ran as an independent candidate finishing fourth.

Väyrynen is known for his egoistic statements.


  • I'm God's choice to lead the people of Finland.
  • I can't remember the last time I was wrong.
  • Can you die of being pissed off?
    • After Väyrynen and the Center Party had lost the Finland's parliamentary election 1987.
  • I lost because of the "mediagame".
    • After Väyrynen lost the Presidential elections in 1994.
  • Everyone has their own strengths. It just happens to be that in me, all these strengths are combined.
    • Center Party's leader's election 2010
  • Well, there must be the man in the house - and a mistress, too.
    • Presidential Election Campaign 2012
  • They call me old, but I'm only 65-years old young man.
    • Presidential Election Campaign 2012
  • I can not avoid my responsibility.
    • Presidential Election Campaign 2012
  • I'm younger than Donald Trump.
    • Presidential Election Campaign 2018
  • Three reasons why young people don't have to worry about their future: education, politics and me.
    • Presidential Election Campaign 2012
  • I'm in opposition against to both the government and the opposition.
    • When he returned to Parliament 2018 and left from the Center Party.

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