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World Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

22:30  08 december  2019
22:30  08 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

  Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. The council of Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party in a tight 32-29 vote late Sunday picked Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post from incumbent Antti Rinne.

The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)© Provided by Associated Press The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader.

The council of Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party in a tight 32-29 vote late Sunday picked Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over the government's top post from incumbent Antti Rinne.

Finland's new 34-year-old prime minister to be youngest in the world, backed by all-female leaders

  Finland's new 34-year-old prime minister to be youngest in the world, backed by all-female leaders Finland's new 34-year-old prime minister will become the youngest world leader when she ascends to the position later this week, and is already being dubbed the country's answer to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern.Finland is set to ap point the world's youngest serving prime minister, breaking records and stereotypes for women and young people in politics.

The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, left, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)© Provided by Associated Press The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, left, smiles after she won the SDP's Prime Minister candidate vote against Antti Lindtman, in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP) The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, right, speaks with former Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinnein Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)© Provided by Associated Press The candidate for the next Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, right, speaks with former Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinnein Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. A 34-year-old minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government head, replacing former Cabinet leader who resigned Tuesday. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

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  People smuggler 'built fake border post in Russia' The man accused of putting up fake posts near the border with Finland is now facing a fraud charge.After reaching the posts, the man left the group to wander alone in what they believed was the EU country - but was actually a swampy forest in Vyborg.

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 5.5 million.

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne speaks at a press conference after giving his resignation to President Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence M'ntyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. (Mikko Stigi/Lehtikuva via AP)© Provided by Associated Press Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne speaks at a press conference after giving his resignation to President Sauli Niinisto at the President's official residence M'ntyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party Cabinet. (Mikko Stigi/Lehtikuva via AP)

Marin has been the party's vice chairwoman, a lawmaker since 2015 and served as until this week as the minister for transport and communications.

Prime Minister Antti Rinne stepped down Tuesday after a key coalition partner, the Center Party, withdrew its support, citing lack of trust.

The Center Party also criticized Rinne's leadership skills prior to a two-week strike by the country’s state-owned postal service Posti in November that spread to other industries.

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