Recently, Finland’s transport minister, 34-year-old Sanna Marin, was chosen to be the next Prime Minister of the country. This makes her the world’s youngest PM ever.
While it is positive and progressive to see Marin lead the nation, what’s more heartwarming is that she will lead a coalition government of 5 parties, all of which are led by women.
My party is not in government, but I rejoice that the leaders of the five parties in government are female. Shows that #Finland is a modern and progressive country. The majority of my government was also female. One day gender will not matter in government. Meanwhile pioneers. 👍 pic.twitter.com/dW8OMEOiqb
— Alexander Stubb (@alexstubb) December 9, 2019
4 of these women leaders including Marin are under 35 – Katri Kulmuni, 32, of the Centre Party; Maria Ohisalo, 34, of the Green Party and Li Andersson, 32, of the Left Alliance.
Finland is one of the world’s leading countries pioneering gender equality. It was one of the first countries in the world to grant full political rights to women and is consisently ranked amongst the top countries in the Gender Equality Index.