World 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Movie, game classifications set for review .
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has announced a review of Australia's classification scheme.The scheme, which was established in 1995, applies to video games and films, along with series available on DVD or broadcast through streaming services or cinemas.
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