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Finnish parliament to vote for prime minister


The Finnish parliament will vote on a candidate for the future prime minister on Tuesday.

Eoghan OLionnain via flickr
Eoghan OLionnain via flickr
At a Sunday meeting of the leading ruling Social Democratic Party, the 34-year-old deputy chairman of the party, the Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin, was elected presidential candidate.

If approved by parliament, she will become the youngest prime minister in the world. 

Marin will be the third female prime minister of 75 of her predecessors. According to recent polls, she is the most popular premiere candidate in the country's history. Marin promised the party that she would regain its popularity, which has recently declined somewhat.

Marine opposes the country's accession to NATO, considers environmental and climate problems, as well as preservation of traditional family values, to be important areas of the future government.

Marin began her career as a salesman in a Sokos store in Tampere. She is Master in Management, Deputy Chairman of the Social Democratic Party. Lives in a free marriage, and has a 2-year-old daughter.

According to media reports, the victory of Marin in the parliamentary vote is almost predetermined. Almost all parliamentary parties promised to vote for her.

Marin will replace Anti Rinne, the head of government, who, on December 3, submitted a letter of resignation to President Sauli Niinistö on the same day. Together with him, the entire government resigned. Niinistö asked the cabinet to continue work until a new government is appointed.

source: reuters.com