Finland has sworn in the world's youngest sitting head of government. The Nordic country's parliament confirmed 34-year-old Sanna Marin as its prime minister on Tuesday.
Marin, a Social Democrat, is set to lead a five-party coalition government. The other four parties also are led by women. All but one of the party leaders are under the age of 35.
Finland's government resigned last week after the Centre Party said it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne. Marin takes over during nationwide labor unrest and strikes.
Marin is known for her support of climate and environmental issues. She was raised in a so-called "rainbow family," headed by two women. She has told Finnish media about growing up in what she described as "modest" conditions. She has also spoken of past struggles to find her way in life, and the fulfillment she has found in politics.
She is active on social media, especially Instagram. She has posted many pictures of her private life and of her family, which includes her partner and their young daughter. On Instagram, she shared pictures of her pregnancy and of breastfeeding her daughter.
When questioned by The Associated Press during her first press conference, Marin gave an answer in English on her personal social media policies. She promised she would not change her ways.
"As I've said, I represent the younger generation," Marin told reporters in Helsinki. "I think that I'm an individual and a real person also even though I'm the prime minister. So I won't change the way I behave. But of course I will be careful of what I say" in social media postings.
After the vote confirming her appointment, Marin reacted with a small smile. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto later welcomed her and her Cabinet, which has women holding 12 of the 19 minister positions.
马林在赫尔辛基对记者说：“正如我所说，我代表年轻一代。” “尽管我是总理，但我仍然认为我既是个人又是真实的人。所以我不会改变自己的举止。但是，我当然会小心我在社交媒体上所说的话” 。
The timing means Marin will represent Finland at the European Union meeting in Brussels, Belgium, later this week. Finland currently holds the bloc's presidency until the end of the year.
Marin is the third woman to hold the office of prime minister in Finland. She has had a quick rise to the top level of Finnish politics. She took over as city council leader in her hometown when she was 27. She became a national lawmaker in 2015, at the age of 30.
Now, Marin is the world's youngest head of government. But she might not be the youngest for long. Thirty-three-year-old Sebastian Kurz, the former Austrian chancellor who rose to that position at age 31, is in talks to form a new coalition. The move would put him back in office as chancellor.
现在，马林是世界上最年轻的政府首脑。但是她可能不是很年轻。 33岁的塞巴斯蒂安·库兹（Sebastian Kurz）是前奥地利总理，现年31岁时升任该职位，目前正在谈判组建新的联盟。此举将使他重新担任总理。
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confidence - n. a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something
fulfillment - n. the act of making (someone or yourself) happy by doing something that was wished for
modest - adj. limited in size or amount