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Sanna Marin

Finland's Prime Minister is one of the most empathetic politicians

Finland has been voted as the world's happiest and at the age of 34, Sanna is its youngest-ever leader. As the daughter of two mums and left-leaning, the Prime Minister is also one of its most empathetic.

She's advocating a four-day working week, saying she thinks people should be able to "spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life". She campaigns strongly on issues like equality and the gender pay gap, and has led impressively during the coronavirus crisis.

The millennial leader had the brilliant idea of reaching out to social media influencers to help spread the #FlattentheCurve campaign. 

"We are aware that government communication doesn't reach everyone. Before this was possible through traditional media like television, but today especially young people get their news through social media," said Aapo Riihimäki, a communications specialist at the Finnish Prime Minister's office.

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