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Finlands Social Democrats Name Marin to Be Youngest Ever Prime Minister

HELSINKI—Finlands transportation minister Sanna Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to become the countrys youngest prime minister ever, taking over after the resignation of Antti Rinne.

The 34-year-old Marin, whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition, will be the worlds youngest serving prime minister when she takes office in the coming days.

Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a party in the coalition, the Centre Party, said it had lost confidence in him following his handling of a postal strike.

The candidate for the next prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin is seen with runner up Antti Lindtman after the SDPs prime minister candidate vote in Helsinki, Finland, December 8, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/via Reuters)

“We have a lot of work ahead to rebuild trust,” Marin told reporters after winning a narrow vote among the party leadership. Antti Lindtman, head of the partys parliamentary group, was runner up.

Marin has risen swiftly in Finnish politics since becoming head of the city council of her industrial hometown of Tampere at the age of 27.

Sanna Marin (right) and incumbent Antti Rinne
Sanna Marin (right) and incumbent Antti Rinne
The candidate for the next prime minister of Finland, Sanna Marin (right) and incumbent Antti Rinne, are seen after the SDPs prime minister candidate vote in Helsinki, Finland, December 8, 2019. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/via Reuters)

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