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Sanna Marin: Finnish Minister to Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

World | News18 | December 9, 2019, 10:55 am
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 The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland. (Image: Instagram)
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The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland. (Image: Instagram)

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 Marin, who is currently the Minister of Transport and Communications, narrowly won over Antti Lindtman, the 37-year-old chairman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group, in a vote of 32-29. (Image: Instagram)
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Marin, who is currently the Minister of Transport and Communications, narrowly won over Antti Lindtman, the 37-year-old chairman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group, in a vote of 32-29. (Image: Instagram)

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 Marin was picked by her Social Democratic Party (SDP) to take charge after Prime Minister Antti Rinne quit. Rinne stepped down after losing the confidence of a coalition member over his handling of a postal strike. (Image: Reuters)
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Marin was picked by her Social Democratic Party (SDP) to take charge after Prime Minister Antti Rinne quit. Rinne stepped down after losing the confidence of a coalition member over his handling of a postal strike. (Image: Reuters)

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 Marin is expected to be sworn in this week and will lead a centre-left coalition of five parties all headed by women. When she takes office, Marin will be the world's youngest sitting Prime Minister. (Image: Instagram)
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Marin is expected to be sworn in this week and will lead a centre-left coalition of five parties all headed by women. When she takes office, Marin will be the world's youngest sitting Prime Minister. (Image: Instagram)

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 Addressing the media, Marin said:
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Addressing the media, Marin said: "We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust." She brushed away questions about her age, saying: "I have 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." Marin will be the third-ever female Prime Minister in the Nordic country. (Image: Instagram)

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 Marin became nationally-known first in the municipal political scene in Tampere, the second largest town in Finland. Marin has a Master's degree in Administrative Sciences at Tampere University. (Image: Reuters)
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Marin became nationally-known first in the municipal political scene in Tampere, the second largest town in Finland. Marin has a Master's degree in Administrative Sciences at Tampere University. (Image: Reuters)

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