Sdp mp Tuula Haatainen, 56, announced on Sunday he will be available for the Helsinki mayor as a candidate.
Haataisella is a good chance of being elected his party's number one candidate, because the democrats of other heavyweight politicians are not signed up willing to do the task.
Haatainen has served twenty years in Helsinki's local politics, first as a delegate and then cultural and personnel affairs deputy mayor from 2007 to 2012.
He has been the representative of the Helsinki constituency in the period 1996-2007 and again in 2015.
He served as minister of education from 2003 to 2005, as well as social - and health minister from 2005 to 2007.
the Helsinki city council decided the mayor model the transition last march, and the mayor's name out in the late spring, when in April, elected the new council is organized.