Parliament of Finland Appointed New Head of Government
OREANDA-NEWS. The Eduscunta (single-chamber parliament of the Republic of Finland) appointed Sanna Marin, who previously headed the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, a Prime Minister of the state. This was reported on the website of the government on December 10.
99 deputies voted for her candidacy, 70 parliamentarians voted against. The appointment of Marin and her government on Tuesday will be approved by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
Marin, who is currently 34 years old, will become the youngest prime minister in the world (earlier, the youngest was the 35-year-old Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk).
Marin’s candidacy for the post of head of government was earlier approved at a meeting of the Board of Representatives of the ruling Social Democratic Party. She was preferred by 32 members of the leadership of the political movement out of 61 who participated in the vote. Her rival, the Chairman of the parliamentary faction of the Social Democrats Antti Lindtman, gained 29 votes.The new prime minister will replace the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne, who resigned on December 3. The reason for the resignation was the strike of postmen and logistics companies, they were dissatisfied with the revision of the labor remuneration scheme and changes in trade unions. The strike ended on November 26. A few days later, Minister for Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero resigned, as it turned out that she knew about plans to reduce wages. Commenting on the situation on December 1, Rinne called the current cabinet of ministers incompetent.