Helsinki: Sanna Marin, 34, has been named the next Prime Minister of Finland after the former transport minister was elected by her party, ‘Social Democrats’ for the top post on Sunday. Sanna Marin is expected to take the oath of her office this week.
At 34, Marin becomes the world’s youngest state leaders, ahead of Ukraine’s prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35. She will also be the youngest head of government in Finland’s history.
“We have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust,” Marin told reporters on Sunday night, while deflecting questions about 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.”