Finland gets a female-majority government

(L-R) Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, Left Alliance leader Li Andersson, Green Party leader Pekka Haavisto, Swedish People's Party of Finland leader Anna-Maja Henriksson and Democratic Party leader Antti Rinne on their way to a press conference announcing the new Finnish Government Programme at Helsinki Central Library Oodi in Helsinki, Finland, 03 June 2019. EPA-EFE/KIMMO BRANDT

Finland gets a female-majority government


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The leader of the Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne, 56, was sworn in as prime minister and will lead a small 18-minister cabinet with a female majority.

The five-party coalition has a comfortable 117-seat majority in the 200-seat Parliament but could face political cohesion challenges.

One minister, Annika Saariko, will carry on from the government and move from overseeing family affairs and to heading the science and culture ministry. The chair of the Swedish People’s Party, Anna-Maja Henriksson, will be the new Justice Minister, while the leader of the Left Alliance, Li Andersson, will be the new Education Minister.

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