HELSINKI – Finland to choose World’s youngest PM. The Baltic country is about to make history as it chooses its new Prime Minister. A 34-year-old Sanna Marin will be the world’s youngest sitting Prime Minister.
The left-wing Social Democratic party has choosed the 34-year-old Sanna Marin to become the next Prime Minister. The party is leading a five-party coalition government while Marin is serving as the current Transport and Communications Ministry. She will take over next week after the resignation of incumbent PM Antti Rinne.
She told the media that “We have a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust and we have a joint government program which glues the coalition together”. Sanna Marin won a narrow vote among party leadership while the runner-up in this vote was Antti Lindtman.
Marin will head the five-party coalition headed by all women. It includes Left Alliance Party, The Green League, The Center Party, and The Swedish People’s party. While the coalition was initially formed six months ago, it has agreed to continue with its program after Rinne announced his resignation at the demand of Center Party. Finland to choose World’s youngest PM.
It’s interesting to know that the timing of this change has a number of other implications as well. Finland currently holds the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU) until the end of this year. Which means that Finland could play a significant role in the new budget of the EU bloc. Finland to choose World’s youngest PM
Some of the other young leaders around the world are, Jacinda Ardren (39) of New Zealand, and Oleksiy Honcharuk (35) of Ukrain. While the oldest sitting Prime Minister is Dr. Mahatir Muhammad of Malaysia at 94 years of age.