Vox – Sanna Marin is about to assume a role that remains unusual for young women around the world. When she’s sworn in as prime minister of Finland this week. Finland’s third EU Presidency period began on 1 July 2019 – so Marin will be in the EU spotlight. Marin is a graduate of Administrative Studies and primarily has held government posts throughout her short career. Marin will lead a coalition government made up of five parties, all of them led by women. Four of those women are under 35: Katri Kulmuni, 32, of the Centre Party; Maria Ohisalo, 34, of the Green Party; Li Andersson, 32, of the Left Alliance; and Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55, of the Swedish People’s Party. Check out the photos:
Tänään on nimitetty Suomeen uusi hallitus, pääministeri @MarinSanna johdolla. Uuden sukupolven punamulta. Itse saan kunnian toimia valtiovarainministerinä. 🍀🌹#uusipunamulta #keskusta #hallitus pic.twitter.com/9Ro3BBoH3f
— Katri Kulmuni (@KatriKulmuni) December 10, 2019
In a 2014 survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 47 percent of Finish women reported having experienced physical or sexual violence, the second-highest percentage of any European Union country. Meanwhile, immigrant women and indigenous Sami women in Finland face discrimination, and immigrant women are less likely to be employed than women born in Finland. In 2015, immigrants represented about 6 percent of the Finnish population, and immigration has been on the rise, with more people entering the country from Iraq, Russia, and Afghanistan. Reuters – Marin will struggle to defend her leftist views against the Centre Party, which wants action to boost Finnish employment to pay for the costly welfare state. Strikes continued as she took office. Sanna Marin explains that as a child she was raised by two women – her mother and her mother’s female partner. She is a single parent and is unmarried – she is the mother of a child. Her net worth is $500,000, though her current salary now is only 12,173 Euros for being the prime minister. So Marin is a socialist, in favor of open border inclusiveness, gender equality and has a quite unique view of family life. Marin’s objectives are to strengthen equality, fight climate change and reduce unemployment. Finnland being ruled by the young, beautiful and female. Let’s watch and see how this works out for the Finish.