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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:39 PM

Sanna Marin of Finland to Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

Source: New York Times

HELSINKI, Finland — Sanna Marin, 34, is set to become the world’s youngest sitting prime minister when she is sworn in this week in Finland, after being elected to the position by her party late Sunday.

The country’s coalition government consists of five parties, four of which are led by women, with Ms. Marin now at the helm. Four of the women are under the age of 35, which Finnish political experts say is more significant, symbolic of the rise of a new generation of politicians in the Nordic nation, which has had strong female representation for decades.

“The past week has been extraordinary,” she told reporters, according to Helsingin Sanomat, a leading Finnish newspaper. “Now is the time to look ahead. What is needed now is action beyond words to build trust from all government parties.”

Formerly the country’s transportation minister, Ms. Marin was voted in by fellow lawmakers in her Social Democratic Party after a turbulent week in which Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned over his handling of a postal workers strike.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/world/europe/finland-prime-minister-sanna-marin.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 04:46 PM

1. I'm moving to Finland....



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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 05:36 PM

3. I want to as well!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. Why can't we have a government like that?

Sometimes I think we are so backwards here.

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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:16 PM

4. Hurray, Finland!

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