Finland Elects World’s Youngest Prime Minister, Sanna Marin
At 34, Sanna Marin has become the world’s youngest Prime Minister for Finland.
The former transport and communications minister, Marin was nominated by Finland’s Social Democratic Party to succeed former Prime Minister, Antti Rinne, who had resigned.
Young, exceptionally smart and woke, Marin started her political career in 2012 when she was 27. 5 years on, she’s at the very height of her career that most people can only dream about. Marin is the world’s (and Finland’s) youngest Prime Minister, and Finlands third female Prime Minister to date.
Finland’s government is led by Marin, along with four other female party leaders, most of them under the age of 35. The new leaders got a nod of approval from Alexander Stubb, who was a former PM of Finland from 2014 to 2015.
My party is not in government, but I rejoice that the leaders of the five parties in government are female. Shows that #Finland is a modern and progressive country. The majority of my government was also female. One day gender will not matter in government. Meanwhile pioneers. 👍 pic.twitter.com/dW8OMEOiqb
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) December 9, 2019
“My party is not in government, but I rejoice that the leaders of the five parties in government are female.” – Alexander Stubb
Marin meanwhile, states that she has not given any thought about her age or gender.
“I have not actually ever thought about my age or my gender. I think of the reasons I got into politics and those things for which we have won the trust of the electorate.”
One of those reasons was outlined in a political letter she wrote, noting that Marin herself had benefitted from state welfare during difficult times.
“I got to live a safe childhood, have an education and pursue my dreams. Enabling it for everyone has driven me into politics.” – Sanna Marin.
According to Anne Holli, a political science professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland has had a strong representation of women as leaders for decades, as reported by the New York Times. Women make up 47% of lawmakers in Finland’s current parliamentary term.
Don’t let anyone say you’re too young to do anything. Who knows – you could be the next Prime Minister of your country.