Sanna Marin has been selected by Finland’s Social Democratic party to become the country’s youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne.
The 34-year-old Marin, currently Finland’s transport minister and whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition, will also become the world’s youngest serving prime minister when she takes office in the coming days.
34-year-old @MarinSanna becomes the 46th Prime Minister of Finland next week 🇫🇮
She will be the
– youngest ever PM of Finland
– youngest currently sitting PM in the world
– youngest ever female PM in the world
— Janne Riitakorpi (@JanneRiitakorpi) December 8, 2019
Marin, Finland’s third female head of state, will lead a five-party coalition with a government comprising women-led parties. It includes Katri Kulmuni, 32, Minister of Economic Affairs, Maria Ohisalo, 34, Minister of the Interior, Li Andersson, 32, Minister of Education and Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55, Minister of Justice.
— Tuomas Niskakangas (@TNiskakangas) December 8, 2019
Sanna Marin has been a member of Parliament since 2015 and became head of the city council of her industrial hometown of Tampere at the age of 27.
Sanna Marin (34) will become Finland’s next prime minister. I think there are more important aspects to politics than age and gender, but that shouldn’t distract from the quite historical fact that Finland’s government is now led by five women, four of whom are aged under 35 yrs. https://t.co/28ZkfAjLUb
— Ville Hupa (@VilleHupa) December 8, 2019
There is no doubt the face of government in Finland contrasts, starkly, with the face of most governments around the globe.
So incredibly fucking bored of looking at pictures that look like this https://t.co/vO5MSNLgqw
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) December 3, 2019