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Who Is Sanna Marin? Meet The World's Youngest Prime Minister

By Arun Katuwal | On: 10 Dec, 2019
Who Is Sanna Marin? Meet The World's Youngest Prime Minister

Finland’s Sanna Marin has been ruling the news trend list currently, as she is all set to become the world's youngest prime minister at the age of 34.

On the night of 8th December 2019, Sanna was chosen to lead the nation, after the Social Democratic party’s leader Antti Rinne decided to quit as prime minister. 

Sanna, who has been serving the nation as a country’s transportation minister, lawmaker as well as Antti Rinne’s deputy prime minister, took vows for her new position by 10th December.

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She is likely to go on to represent Finland later this week at the EU’s summit in Brussels on December 12th and 13th of 2019. 

Sanna Thanks Her Supporters

With all the love, support, and good wishes pouring for her since the night she was declared to lead her nation as the prime minister, Sanna Marin felt genuinely respected and shared her gratitude for her supporters through her Twitter post on 9th December 2019. 


Sanna Marin thanks everyone for congratulating her on 9 December 2019 (Photo: Sanna Marin's Twitter)

Moreover, Sanna has not only become the youngest currently sitting PM in the world but also records herself as the youngest ever PM of Finland and the youngest ever female PM in the world. 

Additionally, the decision to handover her that position was taken after she won the parliament’s election with a majority of the vote- 32-29. 

Wiki (Age), Family Background

Sanna Marin was born on 16th November 1985 in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. 

She was raised in a 'rainbow family' in Tempere by her mother and her mother’s female partner.

Speaking about her educational qualifications, Sanna graduated in 2004 from the Prikkala High School. Later, she also went on to study Administrative Sciences at the University of Tampere.

Married Life: Husband & Daughter

The world’s youngest prime minister, Sanna Marin, has been married since 2016 to her long-time boyfriend, Markus Räikkönen.

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Lately, the two have been accompanied by their daughter, Emma Amalia Marin, who is currently 22 months old. 

Sanna Marin with her husband, Markus Räikkönen, and daughter Emma Amalia Marin on 25 February 2018 (Photo: Sanna Marin's Instagram)

Sanna, being active on Instagram, often shares the pictures of herself along with her baby girl and husband, which gives ‘chills’ of a happy & perfect family. 

Interesting Facts About Sanna Marin

  • Sanna was elected to the Parliament of Finland in 2015 and repeated the same in June 2019 and became the Minister of Transport and Communications.
  • She surpassed the record of becoming the youngest prime minister by overpassing Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, who is currently 35.
  • She was the first person in her family to go to university. 
  • In 2012, Sanna became head of the city council in Tampere at just 27 years old, which has a population of around 230,000 people.

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