Finland set to have the world’s youngest female Prime Minister
Current transport minister Sanna Marin has been selected by her Social Democratic party after Antti Rinne quit as Prime Minister.
Her swearing in ceremony is set for next week as she is said to lead a centre-left coalition with four other parties who share a similarity of having women leaders under the age of 35.
Her predecessor Antti Rinne resigned last week after just 6 months in office when the former trade unionist lost the confidence of the center party over his handling of the postal strike.
At 35 she will be the countries youngest PM when she takes office joining a class of Ukrainian premier Oleksiy Honcharuk is 35 and New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is 39.
“Never thought about my age or gender. I think of the reasons I got into politics, and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate.” Sanna Marin said.
Marin had a tough childhood but quickly rose to fame with the social democrats becoming an MP in 2015 and has been transport and communication minister since June.
She is the mother of a 22 month old baby girl and attest after he narrow win that they have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust.
By John Paul Sama