Sanna Marin

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May 17, 2022

Sanna Mirella Marin (born November 16, 1985 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician. She is the leader of the Finnish Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland since December 10, 2019. She is the youngest prime minister in the history of Finland and was also the youngest head of government in the world when she took office.

Life

In 2004, Marin graduated from Pirkkalan yhteislukio, a high school. In 2017 she graduated with a Masters in Administration from the University of Tampere. In 2012, at the age of 27, she was elected to the Tampere City Council, which she chaired from 2013 to 2017. In the 2017 local elections, Marin defended her seat on the city council. She also became a member of the Pirkanmaa Regional Council. In 2014, Marin was elected second deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party. She has been a member of the Finnish Parliament since 2015. After the 2019 election, she became Minister of Transport and Communications in the Rinne cabinet on June 6, 2019. After the resignation of Prime Minister Antti Rinne on December 3, 2019, the Social Democratic Party of Finland nominated Marin as his successor on December 8. On December 10, 2019, it was confirmed by Parliament; the Marin cabinet was subsequently sworn in. On August 23, 2020, she was elected leader of the Social Democratic Party. Marin is known for being "quite clear and humorless in expressing what she wants".

Political Positions

On May 12, 2022, 11 weeks after Russian forces began their invasion of Ukraine on the orders of President Putin, Finnish President Niinistö and Prime Minister Marin issued a joint statement supporting Finland's immediate accession to NATO. On May 14, 2022, the Social Democratic Party of Finland also endorsed the accession. This means that accession has a broad parliamentary majority.

Personal

Marin was born in Helsinki and grew up in a rainbow family with her mother and her partner. She lived in Espoo and Pirkkala before moving to Tampere for her studies. On August 1, 2020, she married Markus Räikkönen, a former Finnish second division football player. The couple had already lived together for 16 years and have a daughter who was born in 2018.

Web Links

Entry on the Finnish Parliament website Biography on the Finnish government website Official website (in Finnish and partly in English) Sanna Marin at the Internet Movie Database

Individual proofs