Posted: 4 years ago

Finland Elects the World’s Youngest Sitting Prime Minister

Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old transportation minister, was selected as the country’s prime minister, making her the youngest leader to ever hold the job, and the world’s youngest sitting PM.

Marin will be taking over from Antii Rinne, who resigned from the position last week after just six months on the job, following controversy over his handling of a postal strike. Like Rinne, Marin is a member of the Social Democratic Party, the largest in Finland’s five-member ruling coalition.

The other four parties are also led by women, three of whom are under 35 years old.