35-year-old Ukraine’s PM Oleksiy Honcharuk, until now held the record of being the youngest ever Prime Minister across the world. Surpassing him, 34-year-old Sanna Marin who has been chosen as the next Prime Minister of Finland has become the youngest serving PM in the world.
Marin, who has earlier held the office as Transportation Minister will be sworn in as the PM of the country on December 10. Talking about her goals as PM, Marin told CNN that she has got “a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust.”
“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,” she said.
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Marin belongs to the largest political party called ‘Social Democratic Party’ in Finland. She’s the third woman to be appointed as the Prime Minister of the country, reports The Guardian. She was reportedly raised by a single mother who ended up entering a same-sex relationship later in her life.
Marin was the first person from her family to go to a university for higher education. While New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is the world’s third-youngest PM at the age of 39, the Ukrainian PM Oleksiy Honcharuk is second at the age of 35.
We wish Sanna Marin all the best and hope that she proves herself as a powerful woman leader in the world in the coming years. Kudos to you, Ma’am!