Sanna Marin becomes World’s Youngest-Serving Prime Minister
The 34-year-old Sanna Marin, was selected by her Social Democratic party of Finland to become the country’s youngest prime minister ever, taking over after resignation of outgoing leader Antti Rinne. Sanna who will now be youngest head of government in the country’s history, has earlier served as transport minister of Finland.
At 34, Sanna Marin also becomes world’s youngest serving prime minister once takes office in the coming days. Finland’s Parliament is expected to formally swear in the new prime minister on 10 December 2019. She is now ahead of Ukraine’s prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35.
She narrowly won the vote to replace Antti Rinne, who resigned after losing the confidence of coalition partner Centre Party over his handling of a postal strike. Sanna’s party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition.
NOTE: In Indian, Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest person to become Prime Minister. He became PM at 40 years of age.
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