Finland's Sanna Marin to become world's youngest PM

Sanna Marin

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

The news is so historic because she'll become the world's youngest prime minister-at the age of only 34, reports CNBC.

It's a big deal as it makes Ms. Marin the youngest prime minister in the world.

What's more Ms. Marin, who was tapped Sunday by Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party, will head a five-party, center-left coalition.

"She brushed away questions about her age and gender, saying she has never thought about either", Schmitz says.

Four other parties in Finland's coalition government are also led by women: the Left Alliance is led by Li Anderson, 32; the Green League is led by 34-year-old Maria Ohisalo; the Centre Party's head is Katri Kulmuni, 32; and Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55, is leader of the Swedish People's party.

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The 34-year old transport minister of Finland has been selected by the Social Democrats to lead the nation. She is also Finland's third female government leader. What's as historic as Marin taking the post at such a young age is the fact that all five parties in the new coalition government are now lead by women.

Sanna Marin received 32 votes while fellow fellow SDP politician and prime minister hopeful Antti Lindtman drew 29 votes from members of the Social Democratic Party Council. After Kulmini takes over, 12 out of the 18 ministers will be females.

Rinne quit after a key coalition partner, the Finnish Center Party, lost confidence in him and withdrew its support, alluding to a lack of trust.

Finland's next prime minister is breaking the mold of government leaders in multiple ways.

The responsibility for choosing the new prime minister lay with the Social Democrats who won the most votes in the Finnish parliamentary elections in April this year.

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The newly appointed prime minister will take over charge amid a three-day strike that may stop production at a few of the country's largest firms from Monday.

And like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - who is 39 - Marin is a new mother, having given birth to a daughter a year ago.

"We have a joint government program which glues the coalition together".

Finland, which has a population of 5.5 million, now holds the European Union's rotating presidency until the end of the year.

She lived in a rented apartment and back in 2015 she spoke to journalists in Finland and said she felt invisible when she was younger as she felt she couldn't talk openly about her family.

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