Published: Wed, December 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister

The new government, which consists of five parties, all of which are led by women and all but one are led by women from the millennial generation, announced the ministerial appointees on Tuesday under the new leadership of leftist Social Democrat Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Reuters reports.

While Marin handily won a vote to confirm her head of government by 99 to 70 earlier this week, a total of 30 MPs were not present during the vote.

Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a party in the coalition, the Centre Party, said it had lost confidence in him following his handling of a postal strike. She was raised in a so-called "rainbow family", headed by two women. All but one of the party leaders are under the age of 35. "I explain this with the chance to move ahead on important topics", Kulmuni said on social media on Monday.

Camera IconSanna Marin, Finland's youngest prime minister ever, has been voted in by her Social Democratic party after the resignation of Antti Rinne.

Marin is known for her support of climate and environmental issues.

When questioned by The Associated Press during her first press conference, Marin gave an answer in English on her personal social media policies. So I won't change the way I behave. "This is our opportunity to tell who we Finns are and what kind of country Finland is", Ms Marin said.

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She also admitted that she never expected to get into politics, telling the publication: 'When I was in high school, I felt that the people who make politics are quite different and come from different backgrounds than I am.

President Sauli Niinisto will formally hand Marin her mandate later Tuesday, after which she will officially become prime minister.

Marin is the third woman to hold the office of prime minister in Finland.

The appointment of Marin and her new government on Tuesday allows Marin to represent Finland at the European Union summit in Brussels later this week. Finland now holds the bloc's rotating presidency until the end of the year. She has had a quick rise to the top level of Finnish politics. When she was 27, she took over as city council leader in her hometown of Tampere, an industrial and university town in southern Finland.

But she might not hold the title for long. Thirty-three-year-old Sebastian Kurz, the former Austrian chancellor who rose to that position at age 31, is in talks to form a new coalition.

According to CNN, the five major parties in Finland's parliament are now all led by women, four of whom are in their 30s: Li Andersson, 32, is the leader of the Left Alliance; Maria Ohisalo, 34, leads the Green League; the Centre Party is led by Katri Kulmuni, 32; and Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55, is leader of the Swedish People's Party of Finland.

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