HELSINKI: Finland’s transport minister, Sanna Marin, has been selected to lead the Social Democratic party, making her the country’s youngest prime minister ever.
The 34-year-old Marin, whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition.
Marin will be the world’s youngest-serving prime minister when she takes office in the coming days.
She is also Finland’s third female government leader.
Having emerged as Finland’s largest party in the April election, the Social Democrats can appoint one of their own to the post of prime minister in the Nordic nation of 5.5m people.
Her appointment comes after Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a party in the coalition 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.
“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.”
Thereafter Pakistan Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Fawad Chaudhary has also mentioned Finland’s Sanna Marin selection on his Twitter handle, after being selected as the world’s youngest prime minister.
Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old transportation minister, was selected today (Dec. 8) as the country’s prime minister, making her the youngest leader to ever hold the job, and the world’s youngest sitting PM. https://t.co/dsM45lQ2iX
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 9, 2019