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Finland's Sanna Marin Set To Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

Finland's Sanna Marin Set To Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

Sanna Marin is preparing to become the youngest prime minister on the planet when she is officiated as the leader of Finland.

The 34-year-old has been voted by a majority to lead the Social Democrats, beating rival Antti Lindtman for the top job.

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The mum will not only lead the country as the world's youngest leader, but she will also do it with an all-female leadership team.

Sanna will head a five-party, centre-left coalition. All five parties are led by women, four of which are in their 30s.

She will be in charge of a team that includes the Centre Party's Katri Kulmuni, 34, the Left Alliance's Li Andersson, 32, the Green League's Maria Ohisalo, 34 and the Swedish People's Party of Finland's Anna-Maja Henriksson, 54.

Ms Kulmuni took to social media to congratulate Ms Marin on her appointment.

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She wrote on Twitter: "Great congratulations to the Finnish prime minister @MarinSanna! It will soon be possible to continue our cooperation for a fair and lasting future."

She's already been dubbed Finland's answer to Jacinda Ardern - the leader of New Zealand, who is also a mum and in her 30s.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Ms Marin will be assuming the office after being appointed Minister of Transport and Communications in June this year. She's been the party's vice chairwoman since 2014.

When she becomes the leader of Finland, she will knock Ukraine's Oleksiy Honcharuk, 35, off the list of youngest world leaders.

The reason why there was a change in leadership at the Social Democrats is because outgoing leader Antti Rinne lost the confidence of his party over a postal strike. The Social Democrats won a clear majority at an election earlier this year.

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Topics: News

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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