Perhaps she is the youngest prime minister in the world, but Finnish Sana Marin, 34, does not feel like an ideal.
Marine was appointed Prime Minister last Tuesday, and two days later she found herself shoulder to shoulder with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and others at a European Union summit attended by leaders of the 27 member states.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyne smiled at Marin and embraced her warmly when they met at the summit in Brussels.
The appointment of a young woman to lead Finland was the focus of media attention around the world, and many considered the new prime minister a "prime example" for those who live in societies where older men have dominated political action for some time.
"I don't feel like an idol," Marin said. I may be like that for some but we are all human beings. What matters are the issues, not the people behind the issues that we all work on. I think everyone is important. ” She added that the secret behind her success is hard work.