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34-year-old Finnish politician to become world’s youngest PM

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34-year-old Finnish politician set to become the world’s youngest PM

The Transport Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, 34 is set to become the world’s youngest Prime Minister after she was selected to head a women-led coalition following Antti Rinne’s resignation.

Marin will emerge as the new PM after she was picked by Finland’s left-wing Social Democrats, who lead a five-party coalition government, following the resignation of Rinne who threw in the towel after the Centre Party said it had lost confidence in him following his handling of a postal strike.

“We have a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust,” Marin told reporters after winning a narrow vote among the party leadership.

Antti Lindtman, head of the party’s parliamentary group, was runner up.

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“We have a joint government programme which glues the coalition together,” Marin said.

The Trandsport Minister who will become the country’s youngest ever prime minister next week, will head Finland’s women-led coalition, which includes Left Alliance’s Li Anderson, 32; the Green League’s Maria Ohisalo, 34; the Centre Party’s Katri Kulmuni, 32 and Anna-Maja Henriksson, the 55-year-old leader of the Swedish People’s party.

The world’s youngest Prime Ministers include New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern who is 39; Ukrainian PM Oleksiy Honcharuk is 35, while North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, who is reportedly 35.

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