Meet the world’s youngest prime minister: Finland’s Sanna Marin

Finland is now ENTIRELY led by women.

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.

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Guys, She’s 34!

At 34,  Sanna Marin will become the world’s youngest prime minister EVER, the NY Times reports. She will be sworn in this week in Finland. Possibly as soon as Tuesday. Here’s what she has to say:

‘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.

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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.

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Here’s what people are saying:

A previous Finnish prime minister, Alexander Stubb, posted the following in celebration of these pioneering women.

Let’s hope other countries follow this example.

Congratulations have been pouring in.

Ultimately, it’s just so damn satisfying to see young women taking over the world!

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