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A bouquet decorated Ilkka Kanerva's empty seat in the Plenary Hall.
In its plenary session on 19 April, Parliament honoured the memory of MP Ilkka Kanerva with a moment of silence.
Speaker Vanhanen said that Kanerva left an irreplaceable gap in his family, in Parliament and the whole of Finland.
Ilkka Kanerva was elected to Parliament 12 times, for the first time in 1975. He is Finland's longest-running Member of Parliament.