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Tuija Kaarina Brax
is a Finnish
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politician and former Minister of Justice. She is a Member of Finnish Parliament
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, representing the Green League
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. She was first elected to the Parliament in 1995. She has been the Minister of Justice in Matti Vanhanen
Matti Taneli Vanhanen is a Finnish politician. He is a former Prime Minister of Finland and a former Chairman of the Centre Party. In the second half of 2006 he was President of the European Council. In his earlier career he was a journalist...
's second cabinet and
Mari Kiviniemi´s cabinet.
She has also been a member of the Helsinki City Council from 1993 and she is active in various professional sport organizations.
Brax has a Master's degree
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from the University of Helsinki
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. Brax has also served as the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee in the Finnish Parliament. She is married to Antti Brax. They have two children, Aarni (born 1993) and Arttu (born 1997).