Sanna Marin

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May 28, 2022

Sanna Mirella Marin (born 16 November 1985 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Finland since 10 December 2019. He is also a Member of Parliament and Tampere City Councilor and chairman of the SDP.

Background

Marin graduated from Pirkkala High School in 2004 and began her studies at the University of Tampere in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 2012 and a Master of Science (MSc) in 2017. His major was Municipal and Regional Management and the minor subjects Administrative and Law. In his master's degree, Marin did the professionalization of political leadership in municipalities. The surname Marin is from Savo.

Political career

Municipal policy

In the 2008 municipal elections, Marin received 160 votes in Tampere and was not elected. He was a deputy member of the Tampere City Council and Board in 2009–2012. In the next municipal elections in 2012, Marin was elected to the city council and in January 2013 its chairman. Marin served on the council's entire term of office until spring 2017. Marin was also a member of the Pirkanmaa Provincial Council in 2013–2016. In the 2017 municipal elections, he was the rake of his city with 5,783 votes.

Parliament

Marin was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2015, when he was the rake of Pirkanmaa in his constituency with 10,911 votes. Marin's new seat in Parliament in 2019, when he received 19,088 votes and was again a rake in his constituency. He also had alternate memberships of various lengths in the Finance, Administration and Future Committees.

Government

Minister of Transport and Communications

Marin served for the first time as a member of the Government on Rinte's Board as Minister of Transport and Communications in 2019.

Prime Minister

On December 8, 2019, the SDP's party council elected him the party's next candidate for prime minister, following Antti Rinte's resignation earlier that week. Marin was elected Prime Minister of Finland on December 10, 2019, when Marin's government took office. Marin's election has attracted international attention: in 2020 Marin was selected to the BBC's 100 Inspiring and Influential Women list, and in February 2021, the American Time put her on the Time 100 Next list for future influencers. Marin is Finland's third female Prime Minister after Anneli Jäätteenmäki and Mari Kiviniemi . Marin has served as prime minister for 900 days, which is more than the total number of previous female prime ministers.

Operation in SDP

Marin was the first vice-president of the Social Democratic Youth in 2010–2012, and in the spring of 2012 he had been nominated as chairman of the association but had not been elected. Marin was a member of the SDP party council in 2010–2014. In April 2014, Marin announced that he was seeking the position of vice-chairman of the SDP at a party meeting in May, where he was elected second vice-chairman of the party. At the February 2017 party convention, he was elected the party’s first vice chairman. At the beginning of 2019, Marin also served as the Deputy Chairman of the SDP, Antti Rinte, during this sick leave. He was elected Chairman of the SDP on 23 August 2020.

Election Success

Parliamentary elections

2011: 1,124 votes (Pirkanmaa constituency, not elected) 2015: 10,911 votes (Pirkanmaa constituency, elected) 2019: 19,088 votes (Pirkanmaa constituency, elected) When