‘I rejoice’: Finland forms government of five parties all led by women, with youngest prime minister in world
Four leaders are also in their thirties
Finland’s coalition government will be composed of five parties all led by women for the first time after the female transport minister won a vote to be the next leader.
She will lead a centre-left coalition of five parties who all have female leaders – four under the age of 35.
Ms Marin, aged 34, will become the world’s youngest sitting prime minister and the country’s third female leader.
Former prime minister Alexander Stubb celebrated the new coalition, saying it “shows that Finland is a modern and progressive country”.
“My party is not in government,” he tweeted, “but I rejoice that the leaders of the five parties in government are female.”
Ms Marin, an MP since 2015 and formerly the party’s vice chair, will replace Mr Rinne, who stepped down as prime minister last week after he lost the support of key coalition partner the Centre Party, who cited a lack of trust.
Mr Rinne became Finland’s first left-wing leader in 20 years after the Social Democrats emerged as the biggest party in April’s general election.
Mr Rinne’s decision to step down prompted the formal resignation of a coalition of the Social Democrats, the Centre Party and three junior partners: the Greens, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party of Finland.
On Sunday, the Social Democrats and the four other coalition parties said they will continue in Ms Marin’s new government. It will retain a comfortable majority of 117 in the 200-seat parliament.
Tytti Tuppurainen, a Finnish MP, said the country will have “a brilliant new prime minister”.
“She’s eminently good,” she tweeted.
Katri Kulmuni, Maria Ohisalo, Li Andersson and Anna-Maja Henriksson are the leaders of her coalition parties.
The “Yellow Vest” Priscillia Ludosky Lunches with the Financial Times
One of the initiators of the movement claims to help prepare ” something big ” for the first anniversary.
By Le Figaro
Nearly a year after the start of the “yellow vests” movement, one of her initiators, Priscillia Ludosky, gave an interview to the Financial Times , the iconic British business newspaper. She goes back on this protestation which was inscribed in the duration, and which allowed ” the people to leave the solitude and to share their problems “.
” I would not say it’s a success, but it has changed a lot ,” she says in her “Lunch With” page. ” People helped each other, there was a great movement of solidarity and fraternity, which no longer existed in France because we are caught in the troubles of everyday life .” According to her, the mobilization would also have allowed to many people who traditionally have no access to ” express themselves in the media and put forward their point of view “.
The one who will be 34 years old on November 4th and the reporter of the newspaper found themselves in a shopping center of Seine-et-Marne.
Priscillia Ludosky contributed to the emergence of the yellow vests movement by launching an online petition against the increase in the price of petrol which brought together more than one million signatures in the second half of 2018, before to call the first demonstration on November 17, 2018.
As we approach the first anniversary of this date, which marked a turning point in Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term, Priscillia Ludosky claims to be helping to prepare ” something of great magnitude ” for November 17, 2019, and is considering establishing, for the long term, a ” citizens ‘ lobby ” to highlight issues that it believes are not in the public interest.
” The idea is to create a network throughout France to mobilize people on completely neglected issues ,” she says. ” I have often heard people complaining that everyone does not care about problems at the departmental level. Some suffer from extremely serious unemployment. Elsewhere, air pollution makes everyone sick. In Carcassonne, arsenic contaminates the earth and water. ” She says that during her meetings, she had the opportunity to meet many people from foreign countries, who told her how much the movement of yellow vests inspired them. ” They tell me ‘we watch what you do, we take you as an example to face our problems,’ ” she says.