Sanna Marin Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Sanna Mirella Marin (born 16 November 1985) is a Finnish politician who has served as the prime minister of Finland since 2019. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP), she has been a Member of Parliament since 2015. Following Antti Rinne’s resignation in the wake of the Finland postal strike controversy 2019, Marin was selected as Prime Minister on 8 December 2019. Taking office at age 34, she is the youngest person to hold the office in Finnish history, as well as the world’s third-youngest state leader after Dritan Abazović of Montenegro and Gabriel Boric of Chile.
Early life and Education
Sanna Mirella Marin was born on 16 November 1985 in Helsinki. She also lived in Espoo and Pirkkala before moving to Tampere. Her parents separated when she was very young; the family faced financial problems and Marin’s father, Lauri Marin, struggled with alcoholism. After her biological parents separated, Marin was brought up by her mother and her mother’s female partner.
Marin graduated from the Pirkkala High School in 2004 at the age of 19. Marin joined the Social Democratic Youth in 2006 and was its first vice president from 2010 to 2012. She worked in a bakery and as a cashier while studying, graduating with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Administrative Science from the University of Tampere.
Early political career
Marin’s political career was described by the BBC as “beginning at the age of 20”, in the years following her high school graduation and beginning her affiliation with the Social Democratic Youth. She initially unsuccessfully ran for election to the City Council of Tampere, but was elected in the 2012 elections. She became chairman of the City Council within months, serving from 2013 to 2017. In 2017, she was re-elected to the City Council. She first gained prominence after video clips of her chairing contentious meetings were shared on YouTube.
Marin was elected second deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 2014. In 2015, she was elected to the Finnish Parliament as an MP from the electoral district of Pirkanmaa. Four years later, she was re-elected. On 6 June 2019, she became the Minister of Transport and Communications.
On 23 August 2020, Marin was elected chair of the SDP, succeeding Antti Rinne.
In January 2018, Marin and her fiancé, Markus Räikkönen had a daughter, Emma. In August 2020, Marin and Räikkönen, who works in communications, married at the prime minister’s official residence, Kesäranta. Their permanent residence is in the Kaleva district of Tampere, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have resided at Kesäranta. She has said that, if she had the choice, she would move to the countryside.
Marin describes herself as coming from a “rainbow family”, as she was raised by same-sex parents. She was the first person in her family to attend university.
Marin is a vegetarian.
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In October 2020, Marin took part in a photoshoot for the Finnish magazine Trendi in which she wore a blazer with nothing underneath. It generated much public controversy, with critics accusing her of tastelessness and demeaning her office, and others defending her and accusing the critics of sexism. Social media users in support of Marin used the hashtag #ImWithSanna when sharing photos of themselves wearing blazers with no top underneath. Trendi would share some of these #ImWithSanna posts.
On 25 May 2021, Finnish media reported that Marin and her family were paying about €300 per month for groceries with public funds as a part of the Prime Minister’s tax-free housing benefits. The legality of the arrangement was questioned since the housing benefits do not explicitly include food provisions. Later, the amount spent was found to be €850 per month, not the €300 first thought. Marin had used around €14,363.20 on catering services in the prime minister’s official residence, equivalent to €845 per month, which was over the annual limit of €2,500. She claimed that she did not know the limit. Finnish political scientist Kimmo Grönlund said that the controversy was unlikely to cost Marin her job as “Personally I think the sums which have come out so far are quite a small matter” and that Marin has declared the amount and “will from now on pay for her own breakfasts”. With the controversy over spending on groceries, Marin had to dispel speculation that public money had also been spent on her wedding, saying that she and her husband “paid for all our wedding expenses ourselves”.
Actions during COVID-19
In early December 2021, Marin went celebrating in a night club in Helsinki hours after being in close contact with Finland’s foreign minister who had tested positive for COVID-19, thus exposing the Prime Minister to the disease. Two text messages were sent to Marin’s governmental phone alerting that she should be quarantined. However, Marin missed the messages because she was not carrying the phone at the time. According to the government regulations, the Prime Minister should always be in possession of and be reachable via a governmental phone. Marin was allegedly carrying only a parliamentary phone during the night out.
According to Marin, she had been told that going out in public was permitted due to her having been vaccinated. Once she had received information that this was not the case, she got tested and apologised on Facebook. Two complaints about Marin’s behavior were subsequently filed to the Chancellor of Justice. Prominent members of the government coalition partner Centre Party stated that Marin had lied to them by altering her explanations of the events.
Marin was on the list of the BBC’s 100 Women announced on 23 November 2020. On 9 December 2020, she was selected by Forbes to rank 85th on the list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2020 she became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Marin was selected for the cover of Time magazine’s “Time100 Next” theme issue, which showcases one hundred influential leaders from around the world.