Sanna Marin was appointed Prime Minister of Finland on 10 December 2019. She is the third female prime minister of Finland and the youngest prime minister in Finland’s history.
Marin has been actively engaged in politics since 2006. “Being involved and making a difference represent civil rights for me. Changing things takes commitment. The welfare state and the ground rules for working life should not be taken for granted; they are the result of hard work and determined efforts.”
Marin was elected Second Deputy Party Leader of the Social Democratic Party in 2014 and First Deputy Party Leader in 2017. In August 2020, Marin was elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party.
Marin was elected to Parliament for her first term in 2015. While in Parliament, she has been a member of the Grand Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee and the Environment Committee. She is also a member of the City Council of Tampere, which she chaired in 2013–2017. Prior to her term as Prime Minister, Marin served as Minister of Transport and Communications in the Rinne Government.