Sanna Marin from Finland just become the world’s youngest prime minister. She’s 34 years old. Also, Finland is now ENTIRELY led by women.
Guys, She’s 34!
‘The past week has been extraordinary. Now is the time to look ahead. What is needed now is action beyond words to build trust from all government parties.’
She is left-learning and liberal. And her political career dates back to 2012. So she’s beeeeeen a player on the scene. Before this, she was the minister of transportation and communications.
When she was asked about her age, the soon-to-be prime minister repeated that age doesn’t matter, Refinery29 reports:
‘I have never thought about my age or gender,’ Marin said.
Finland is now totally led by young women
Sanna Marin will head up a coalition of five parties, in the Finnish government. Out of the five parties, four are led by women, with Sanna Marin now in charge. Also, four of the women are under the age of 35.
Finland has a history of strong female representation. And she will be Finland’s third female prime minister. Clearly, the country is serious about gender equality! And how refreshing to see politics not led by old men for a change.
The face of politics in the USA is changing too. Young female politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are making serious moves.
Here’s what people are saying:
A previous Finnish prime minister, Alexander Stubb, posted the following in celebration of these pioneering women.
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
Let’s hope other countries follow this example.
Talk of a progressive country-Congratulations to Sanna Marin, the youngest prime minister elect from Finland & to the all woman led government -The 5 major parties in Finland’s parliament are now all led by women. We must create equal opportunities in Kenya for women to thrive! https://t.co/xvdNd5sQzq
— Anne Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru) December 10, 2019
Congratulations have been pouring in.
And in Finland, congratulations are in order. Transport minister Sanna Marin has been selected to lead the Social Democratic party, making her the country’s youngest prime minister ever.https://t.co/hr6BPzALKH
— Quotethiswoman+ (@quotethiswoman) December 9, 2019
The 4 women under 35 in Finland’s cabinet: pic.twitter.com/L3wO5EKvLK
— Ottilia Anna MaSibanda (@MaS1banda) December 8, 2019
Ultimately, it’s just so damn satisfying to see young women taking over the world!
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