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Meet Finland’s Newly Elected 34-Year-Old Leader

Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest prime minister, leading a coalition entirely headed by women. This is what you need to know about Finland's 34-year-old new leader.

Pioneering gender equality in politics

She’s the world’s youngest serving prime minister. She’s leading a coalition government headed by women. She’s Finland’s new leader. This is Sanna Marin. Marin was born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and was raised by her mother and her mother’s female partner in a rented apartment. She was the first member of her family to go to university. At age 27, she became head of the city council of her industrial hometown Tampere.

In 2015, she became an MP. Three years later, she gave birth to her daughter Emma. She’s the third female prime minister of Finland and was previously the country’s transport minister. She won the confidence of parliament with 99 votes in favor and 70 against. At 34 she replaced Antti Rinne, who resigned last week after the Centre Party, one of the members of governing center-left coalition, said it had lost confidence in him over his handling of a postal strike. The new cabinet takes over in the middle of labor unrest and a wave of strikes which have halted production at some of Finland’s largest companies for three days.

As prime minister, she leads a center-left coalition of five parties all headed by women. Including Marin, four out of five female party leaders are under 35 such as Katri Kulmuni, Li Andersson and Maria Ohisalo. Twelve ministers in the new cabinet are women and just seven are men. The head of the Centre Party, Katri Kulmuni (32) becomes finance minister, Green Party leader Maria Ohisalo (34) continues as interior minister and the Left Alliance’s chairwoman Li Andersson (32) remains education minister. The Swedish People’s Party’s Anna-Maja Henriksson (55) remains justice minister, the only coalition leader to finish school before the 21st century.

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12/09/2019 8:36 PM
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34 comments

  • Loredana M.
    01/27/2020 06:40

    FINLANDA ELIBEREAZĂ DR.CAMELIA SMICALĂ ȘI COPIII EI MIHAI ȘI MARIA SĂ FIE IAR ÎMPREUNĂ ÎN ROMÂNIA LÂNGĂ MAMA ȘI ANDREEA SORA LOR. 😢🙏🇷🇴 STOP IDEOLOGIEI DIABOLICE BARNEVERNET!👎👎👎

  • Toni S.
    12/30/2019 23:28

    This woman is amazing.

  • Ástrid J.
    12/24/2019 11:34

    She was raised by her two mothers, not by her mother and her mother’s “female partner”.

  • Star T.
    12/17/2019 18:01

    Now if only our country(USA) would follow suit....it's time for a Change for the good...for too long our country has been run mostly by the "good old boys club" .....time to get more younger and feminine genes working for the better of our country! 😉

  • Star T.
    12/17/2019 17:57

    Congratulations!

  • Jaswant S.
    12/15/2019 11:23

    Hw toTM to PM nice name nice face nice country name Finland from modest nice family will look well of country from chidren to fatherly figure many cortulation and happy smilg face to serve Finland.

  • Kamal
    12/13/2019 09:51

    Is it me or someone felt that she sounded like khaleesi when she said Comrades @02:28

  • Harit B.
    12/13/2019 03:21

    Congratulations for Great Efforts to reach this Position at this Young Age ! All the Best 🌷🙏🌷❤️👍🎈

  • Anjaneyulu G.
    12/13/2019 02:15

    All the best, do the best that you can do.

  • Stephen L.
    12/12/2019 12:11

    and congrats

  • Mayur V.
    12/12/2019 05:20

    The country like Finland can run by young and energetic persons who can only discuss and work towards the growth of their peoples and country... But in our country, our politicians have to work enormously towards making corruption, to make people fool, to save rapist and give them party tickets, to waste people's money in foreign tours etc etc... hence energetic and fresh youth can't make good position in our politics instead the person with criminal mind get progress in jet speed... Sad but true..😡

  • Nirmal S.
    12/12/2019 04:49

    Congratulations

  • Sheetal S.
    12/12/2019 00:37

    Congrats

  • Bijend K.
    12/11/2019 16:28

    We need women to run india

  • Denise K.
    12/11/2019 16:11

    Very interesting..✌️

  • Sydney B.
    12/11/2019 14:36

    And look at our fat old gujjus

  • Zubair B.
    12/11/2019 10:00

    Let young ones rule

  • Abhishek K.
    12/11/2019 08:19

    Interesting and inspiring story of sanna marin about her struggle and work to led the Democratic party... Thats also the sign of eradication of gender inequality...

  • Srinivasan J.
    12/11/2019 06:39

    Too late to report. 😂

  • Neha T.
    12/11/2019 05:31

    Very inspiring 😊