Sanna Marin, 34, to become Finland's next Prime Minister

Sanna Marin, 34, to become Finland’s next Prime Minister

Sanna Marin
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.

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.

 

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.

There is no doubt the face of government in Finland contrasts, starkly, with the face of most governments around the globe.

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