The Executive of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) has appointed this Sunday to Sanna Marin as a candidate for training to replace Antti Rinne, also of the SDP, as prime minister of the country and at the head of the government coalition led by the Social Democrats.
Specifically, Marin has received 32 votes from the 61 members of the Executive for 29 of the other candidate, Antti Lindtman Lindtman explained after his defeat that he will continue to be the parliamentary spokesperson for the SDP and has given his full support to Marin.
Marin has thanked the Social Democratic leadership for their trust and assured that they will not let them down. "This week has been extraordinary, but it's time to look straight ahead. Actions are now necessary, not just words, to build trust, "he said, according to Finnish public television YLE.
Marin of 34 years and so far Minister of Transport, will thus become the youngest Prime Minister in the history of the Nordic country after the resignation last Tuesday of Rinne by the pressure of the Center Party, which has lost its confidence in the leader after strikes in the public postal service, Posti Group Oy.
Rinne has in any case continued to represent the Government in negotiations with the unions and the three coalition parties, the SDP, the Center Party, the Left Alliance and the Swedish Popular Party, have ratified this Sunday through their parliamentary groups their support for the government program launched six months ago.