34-year-old Sanna Marin, formerly Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, will soon make history as the country’s youngest prime minister ever.
Marin was selected by her Social Democratic party on Sunday to take over as the country’s leader after former Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned last week. She will become the world’s youngest sitting prime minister once she takes office this week.
Marin will also become Finland’s third female prime minister.
The Social Democrats are the largest party in the country’s governing coalition. Marin told reporters that she would work to rebuild trust within the coalition.
Marin entered into politics at age 27, becoming the head of the City Council in her hometown of Tampere.