Finland's new female-powered government sworn in


Finland's new female-powered government sworn in


Finland's new center-left coalition government has been sworn in, with the country's first Social Democratic prime minister in 16 years assuming office along with a climate issue-focused Cabinet where women are in the majority.

The 19-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Antti Rinne — a former finance minister and trade union leader — was approved Thursday in the 200-seat Eduskunta legislature, after which President Sauli Niinisto appointed it.

Eleven of the 19-member Cabinet members are female, reflecting Nordic gender equality in the nation's politics.

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