Finnish ex-premier Harri Holkeri dies at age 74

Harri Holkeri brokered peace talks in N Ireland in 1990s and headed UN administration in Kosovo.

Helsinki: Former Finnish prime minister Harri Holkeri, who brokered peace talks in Northern Ireland in the late 1990s and headed the UN administration in Kosovo, has died. He was 74.
Holkeri, former chairman of the conservative National Coalition Party, was prime minister in 1987-1991. He was a member on the board of the Bank of Finland. He died Sunday after a long illness, Finnish news agency STT reported. No cause of death was given.
He is survived by his wife, Marja-Liisa Lepisto, whom he wed in 1960, and two adult children.

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