Finland approves the 34-year-old as the world's youngest head of government

Sanna Marin takes over the Finnish premierministerpost from Antti Rinne, who resigned last week. Finland's parliament - the reichstag - on Tuesday approved S

Finland approves the 34-year-old as the world's youngest head of government

Sanna Marin takes over the Finnish premierministerpost from Antti Rinne, who resigned last week.

Finland's parliament - the reichstag - on Tuesday approved Sanna Marin as the new prime minister. With its 34 years, she will be the world's youngest incumbent head of the government.

Out of the parliament's 200 members voted 99 for and 70 against the Marin's appointment, while the other was not present.

- Finland will not be full in four years, but it can be better. It is what we are working on.

- I want to build a society where all children can become what they dream, anyone can live well and age with dignity, writes Sanna Marian on Twitter a few hours before the final approval.

Sanna Marin has sat in the reichstag since 2015 and has - in addition to minister for transport - has been the vice-president of the Finnish social democrats.

She must lead a centre-venstreregering consisting of five parties, which all have women on the formandsposterne.

Four of the five political leaders, who are under 35 years of age.

Marin takes over the post from Antti Rinne, who resigned last week after only six months, since he lost the other koalitionspartiers confidence.

Regeringskrisen occurred on the background of a protracted crisis that has its roots in a labour dispute in the Finnish postal service, Posti.

on Sunday night, chose 32 of the 61 voting socialists and democrats in the party leadership Sanna Marin, above the party's erstwhile chairman.

Marin has a more green profile and leans more towards the left than several of his party colleagues, writes the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

Finland has with Marin as the youngest head of state in the Finnish history and the world's youngest incumbent head of the government.

however, It may change before long. The 33-year-old austrian Sebastian Kurz, who was chancellor of Austria until last spring, may be on the way back after an austrian parliamentary elections in september.

Kurz, went as a result of a comprehensive government crisis.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 14:00

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