Already dubbed “Finland’s answer to Jacinda Ardern”, Marin is not the only woman in the country leading the way. Currently, all of Finland’s five major political parties have women at the helm. That’s right, women are running the show in the Nordic nation and doing a fantastic job at it.
In addition to Marin who was chosen by her party, the Social Democrats, the other women include Katri Kulmuni, 32, leading the Centre Party; Maria Ohisalo, 34, leading the Green League; Li Andersson, 32, leading the Left Alliance; and Anna-Maja Henriksson, 55, leading the Swedish People's Party of Finland.
Former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb, who served from 2014 to 2015, wrote in a tweet that having five women leading the government “shows that #Finland is a modern and progressive country”.
It’s also worth noting that of the five women now heading the five major parties, four of them are under the age of 35 – making a strong case for a growing, global youth movement in politics that is only just beginning.