Finland Sanna Marin will leave the presidency of the Finnish Social Democratic Party

The outgoing Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, announced on Wednesday that she will leave her position as head of the Social Democratic Party in September, also ruling out a position in the Government

Finland Sanna Marin will leave the presidency of the Finnish Social Democratic Party

The outgoing Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, announced on Wednesday that she will leave her position as head of the Social Democratic Party in September, also ruling out a position in the Government.

The 37-year-old leader, whose political future is the subject of speculation, "has come to the conclusion that I will not run for a new term at the head of the SDP at the next congress in September," she declared at a press conference.

Marin, despite being Finland's most popular prime minister since the turn of the 21st century, managed only third place with her party in Sunday's election, in which she was beaten out by the center-right and the nationalist party. "Tomorrow, Thursday, I will resign from the Government," she declared.

His party, which had improved its performance compared to the 2019 elections, could nevertheless join a coalition with future Prime Minister Petteri Orpo if he opts to ally with the left rather than the extreme right.

Marin also ruled out the possibility of becoming a minister in this scenario. "I don't think it's likely that I'll be part of the ministry team myself," she said. "They have not offered me an international position. I will continue my work as a deputy," said the Social Democrat.

Referring to the "great honor" of leading the Government for the last three and a half years, the one who has become a recognized international figure during her tenure also confessed to "exceptionally difficult times." "I must frankly admit that my own stamina has been tested over the years," she explained.

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