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The youngest world leader

"We don't meet in a female locker room and have locker room talk." Here's how Finland's new leader Sanna Marin describes what it's like to have an all-female cabinet.

Pioneering gender equality in politics

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.

She’s the world’s youngest serving prime minister

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) continued as interior minister and the Left Alliance’s chairwoman Li Andersson (32) remained education minister. The Swedish People’s Party’s Anna-Maja Henriksson (55) remained justice minister, the only coalition leader to finish school before the 21st century.

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01/23/2020 7:42 PM

170 comments

  • Dragan T.
    10/16/2020 10:18

    Boginja

  • Bob C.
    10/01/2020 00:37

    TWO genders! 🥳

  • Polya V.
    09/29/2020 16:54

    Sounds really promising but I hope that Finland will have Nordic model if prostitution soon. All Scandinavian countries have it except Finland !

  • Katharina N.
    09/28/2020 07:39

    gib dir mal die Fragen, die er stellt! 😑😡 einfach nur peinlich..

  • David A.
    09/28/2020 07:02

    This is great for humanity

  • Samreen H.
    09/28/2020 06:50

    gorgeous lady♥️

  • Denby K.
    09/26/2020 23:13

    Shush!

  • Saim A.
    09/26/2020 12:32

    she is cute or not?

  • Denby K.
    09/26/2020 11:35

    To have a balanced amalgamation of thought,you need a variety of men,women,ethnicity etc.

  • Bryan O.
    09/25/2020 22:08

    Wow!! FINLAND!!! ,

  • MaryAnne W.
    09/25/2020 21:54

    Fareed’s misogynist questioning is just infuriating.

  • A B.
    09/25/2020 19:02

    😝

  • Cory K.
    09/25/2020 18:33

    Why even ask these questions? Would he ask these questions of men?

  • Faran A.
    09/25/2020 17:04

    Seriously if you have a prime minister like her, I better move to Finland for good 😂

  • Siqiang L.
    09/25/2020 17:00

    If Trump is around all'll be grapped, as certain as the sun rises from East everyday.

  • Mel O.
    09/25/2020 15:53

    Now, only if trump could think like her, talk like her, behave like her, act like her, be like her, be effective like her ....and have her dignity and character.

  • Penny F.
    09/25/2020 14:35

    I hope this becomes the new normal everywhere

  • Kimberly J.
    09/25/2020 13:48

    Wish I could move there! The U.S. has become scary.

  • Ayush G.
    09/25/2020 13:42

    She is soo Intelligent !!! She is sooo awesome !!!.... She is Epic !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Simran S.
    09/25/2020 12:02

    If it was man leading the government or men leading a coalition of parties forming the government nobody would bat an eyelid or ask questions about it. It’s high time that we start seeing women as equal and women in power are not supposed to be treated as aliens it’s supposed to be normal.

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