34 year old Sanna Marin is all geared up to swear in as Finland’s Prime Minister. With this, she is set to become the world’s youngest prime minister.

Interestingly, she will be running a coalition government with four parties. The most empowering part of this coalition will be that all the parties are helmed by women. Fascinatingly, three of the party leaders are under 35 – Li Andersson (32), Katri Kulmuni (32), Maria Ohisalo (34) and Anna Ma-Ja Henrikkson (55).

Let us look at each of these women and their achievements closely.

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Key Takeaways:

  • At 34 years of age, Sanna Marin is all set to become the youngest ever Prime Minister in history. She is also the third female Prime Minister in Finland.
  • Four other parties in Finland’s coalition government are also led by women.
  • Fascinatingly, three of the party leaders are under 35 – Li Andersson (32), Katri Kulmuni (32), Maria Ohisalo (34) 

She holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Sciences from the University of Tampere and became a member of the Parliament of Finland in 2015. In June 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of Transport and Communication.

Sanna Marin

Sanna Marin has a lot of experience in politics. For instance, she was the first Vice President of the Social Democratic Youth between 2010 and 2012 and was elected as the City Council of Tampere in 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Sciences from the University of Tampere and became a member of the Parliament of Finland in 2015. In June 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of Transport and Communication.

Maria Ohisalo

Ohisalo is from Helsinki. She is a sports aficionado. She is a graduate from the Makelanrinne Sports Gymnasium in 2004 and then went on to pursue her Master’s degree in social science. This was followed by a doctorate in sociology.

She joined the Green League in 2008. After that, she was elected as the party leader in 2019 post which she took over the interior ministry. Additionally, she was appointed as the Minister of the Interior in June 2019. According to sources, she may continue to lead the same ministry in the new cabinet.

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Katri Kulmuni

32 year old Katri Kulmuni is the leader of Centre Party of Finland. She was appointed as the Minister of Economic Affairs in June 2019 and then, as the Deputy Prime Minister of Finland in September 2019. Moreover, she has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 2015. She has a Master’s degree in social science from the University of Lapland.

According to sources, she will be replacing Mika Lintila as the Finance Minister in the newly-formed government.

At 34 years of age, Sanna Marin is all set to become the youngest ever Prime Minister in history. She is also the third female Prime Minister in Finland.

Anna MaJa Henrikkson

55 year old Anna is a native of Jakobstad in Finland. She is also a sports aficionado and loves football and ice hockey.

She is a law graduate who entered politics in 1996 and became a member of the Swedish People’s Party. In June 2016, she was elected as the leader of the Swedish People’s Party, The selection also made her the first female head of the party. She joined Parliament of Finland in 2007, served as Finland’s Minister of Justice from June 2011 and has two daughters.

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