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A country that appoints the world's youngest female prime minister

2019-12-09T03:16:11.133Z

On Sunday, the Social Democrats of Finland elected the youngest prime minister in the country's history, a 34-year-old former Transport Minister.



On Sunday, the Social Democrats of Finland elected the youngest prime minister in the country's history, a 34-year-old former transport minister.

SANA MARIN won the elections by a narrow margin, leaving outgoing Ante Reni after he resigned on Tuesday after losing his party's confidence over the backdrop of his running a mail strike.

Marin tried to avoid answering questions about her age in front of the press.

"I never thought about my age or being a woman," she said. "I think about the reasons that pushed me to politics and the things thanks to which we gained the confidence of the voters."

She also became one of the youngest heads of government in the world, ahead of the 35-year-old Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksey Goncharuk.

The former prime minister has ruled on the basis of the center-left coalition of five parties, since June.

The appointment of Sana Marine is not expected to lead to major political change at the level of the coalition's Social Democrats administration.

"We have a joint government program that we committed to," Marine said.

Marin's party won the legislative elections in April, against the backdrop of promises to end years of austerity led by the center to get Finland out of the recession.

Source: emara

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