Ex-Finnish PM Sanna Marin quits politics, joins Tony Blair’s think tank

Ex-Finnish PM Sanna Marin quits politics, joins Tony Blair’s think tank

“The task will be to be an advisor to different countries, governments and leaders on policy issues that are familiar to me, such as good governance, technology, climate, gender equality and other issues that I have had to work with,” she said according to the Huvudstadsbladet newspaper, one of Finland’s largest.

In the April parliamentary elections, she lost to Finland’s main conservative party in a tight three-way race that saw right-wing populists take second place. Marin’s Social Democrats ended in third, dashing her hopes for re-election.

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As prime minister she headed a coalition government, including her own Social Democrats, the centrist Centre Party, the Green League, the Left Alliance and the Swedish People’s Party in Finland.

Her private life and active social media use received a lot of international coverage during her premiership. In August 2022, she apologised after the publication of a photo that showed two women kissing and posing topless at the official summer residence of the country’s leader.