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Veltto Virtanen

Pertti Olavi "Veltto" Virtanen is a rock personality, former presidential candidate, and former member of the Finnish Parliament from Tampere, Finland.

In music he performed both as a solo artist and in the bands Virtanen (with Moog Konttinen), Välikausitakki and Sammas. Elektroninen xstaasi is considered the most famous of Veltto Virtanen's songs. Välikausitakki was notable for including also Mikko Alatalo, Harri Rinne and later also Juice Leskinen.

After running as a protest candidate in the 1994 presidential election, his surprisingly high popular vote spurred him to run in the 1995 election for the house of representatives as an essentially independent candidate, and succeeded in winning a seat. His terms in the Parliament were characteristically quixotic; the speeches he made being exercises in near-shamanistic elocution, and counter to parliamentary protocol refusing to bare his head, sporting various headgear, but being most famous for his "artistic" beret.

The minor party KiPu, which tactically allied with Virtanen, never won a seat of its own; thus he formed a one-man party-group in the parliament. Outside critics of the phenomenon of his political success wrote a critical book about it titled Huijari - Veltto Virtanen & Kirjava Puolue .

He continued in elective politics by running in the 1999 and 2003 parliamentary elections, but failed to win a seat due to the Finnish D'Hondt method of voting which favours large parties over minor ones.

Virtanen became again a member of Parliament in parliamentary elections of 2007, this time representing the True Finns party. He served two terms but did not run for re-election anymore in the parliamentary elections of 2015

Virtanen was elected to the Tampere city council in 2000 with 2038 votes.Besides his musical and political career, he has also worked as a motivational speaker, most notably for some winter sports teams. On May Day 2011 the newly elected member of the parliament delivered a somewhat controversial political Mayday speech, where he stated that if the Swedish People's Party were to become part of the next cabinet with the True Finns, he would resign from the party and vomit for five days.

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Some of their strengths

Veltto Virtanen has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Trustworthy, Artistic, Imaginative, Practical, Kind, and Diplomatic.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Veltto Virtanen is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who is known for being a good partner.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Veltto Virtanen well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Veltto Virtanen as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Communicative and Intelligent

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Veltto Virtanen is someone who tends to have a desire to communicate with others, either verbally, through written form, or otherwise, and to have a knack for understanding art, beauty, and aesthetics.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Veltto Virtanen tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Veltto Virtanen's challenges

While Veltto Virtanen has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Veltto Virtanen can be Indecisive, Stubborn, Idle, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Complicated, and Brusque.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Veltto Virtanen's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Veltto Virtanen must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Veltto Virtanen is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Veltto Virtanen also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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