Party officials said on Monday that Finland’s new prime minister – the youngest surveyor in the world – is about to become.
Among the prominent social democrats, 34-year-old Sanna Marin was elected as the sole candidate for prime minister on Sunday by her party. Party members said that 32-year-old Katri Kulmuni, the head of the central government, would get the finance post when she was officially nominated on Tuesday.
The Finland government said last week after the resignation of the central government that it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antony Rin.
The five parties in power – four of them led by women – decided to stay in the coalition and continue with the same programs, but said it would be tweaked.
Marin will take over amid a wave of labor unrest and strike, which will halt production at some of Finland’s largest companies from Monday. The Confederation of Finnish Industry estimates that the companies will lose a combined 500 million euros ($ 550 million) in revenue from the strike.
Rage machine fan
Marin has steadily increased Finnish politics since Tampere became the head of the city council of his industrial hometown at the age of 27.
“I myself have never thought of my age or my gender, but rather about the issues for which I did politics and the reasons for which we had confidence in elections, the former Transport Minister of public broadcaster YLE After being elected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by his party.
Ottoman University political scientist Jenny Karimaki said the new government reflected what voters wanted in the election last April, with many new young women and men voting in parliament.
“There are more women than ever in the structure of Reuters’ parliament … voters and citizens want to see more women in top positions, even the greatest responsibilities society can give,” she told Reuters.
Finland was the first country in Europe to vote for women in 1906 and the first country to vote for women in parliament in 1907. Marin will be the third woman to head the government.
Political commentator Risto Ummen said, “It is interesting for the world that they are young, and they are all women. For Finland, this is not a sensation.”
Marin, who spoke of growing up in a disadvantaged family, is a leftist within his party and a strong defender of Finland’s liberal welfare state.
A longtime fan of the alternative metal band Rage Against the Machine has said that he had “free daycare dreams” for everyone to add to Finland’s public education, which is already free from elementary school to university .
According to media reports, a new government with 12 female and 7 male ministers will be nominated on Tuesday.
Kulmuni of the Center Party, who previously held the more junior post of Minister of Economic Affairs, replaced Mika Lintilla as Finance Minister. He took over as the head of the Center party from former Prime Minister Juha Sipila in September.
34-year Green Party leader Maria Ohisalo will continue as Interior Minister, Left Alliance President Lee Anderson, 32, Minister of Education and Swedish People’s Party Anna-Maja Henriksen, 55, as Minister of Justice.