Finland elects 34-year-old Sanna Marin as youngest-ever prime minister

Finland elects 34-year-old Sanna Marin as youngest-ever prime minister

- Finland has made big history after electing its youngest-ever prime minister

- Marin will be replacing Antti Rinne who lost the confidence of the people following the way he dealt with the country's postal strike

- Finland's new prime minister will be sworn in on Tuesday, 10 December, making her one of the youngest leaders in the world

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Finland elected its youngest prime minister on Sunday, 8 December after former transport minister, Sanna Marin, aged 34, won the election.

The Straits Times reports that Marin's victory margin was razor-thin. She is replacing the outgoing Antti Rinne who lost people's confidence with the way he handled postal strike.

“We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust,” Marin said as she spoke to the media, parrying questions that had to do with her age.

"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,” she said.

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Sanna Marin said she would working rebuilding the trust that the people had lost in the prime ministerial office. Photo source: Straits Times

Sanna Marin said she would working rebuilding the trust that the people had lost in the prime ministerial office. Photo source: Straits Times
Source: UGC

It should be noted that the former PM stepped down after long weeks of political unrest following the plan to reduce wages for 700 postal workers.

Marin will be formally sworn in as the new country’s prime minister on Tuesday, December 10.

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Speaking during one of her campaigns, she said her election will help her to fulfil her dream to support the black communities. Her campaign speech has been praised, especially from blacks, who she predominantly stands for.

She is contesting under the Christian Peoples Alliance (CPA), whose main aim is to uphold the marital institution and help reduce the number of abortions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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