Finnish Prime Minister sanna marinannounced this Wednesday his divorce of her husband Markus Raikkonen after 19 years together.
The couple made the announcement public through their social networks where they announced that they would not comment on it and also asked for respect for their privacy.
“We have filed for divorce together. We are grateful for the 19 years we have shared and for our beloved daughter. We will continue to be best friends, close to each other and loving parents. We will continue to spend time together as a family and with each other.”wrote the Prime Minister.
Marin, who at 34 became the youngest female executive in the country, met her husband at the age of 18, when they were both studying in the city of Tampere, north of Helsinki. In August 2020, while she was dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and he was working at a venture capital firm, they were married. The couple share a 5-year-old girl.
“We have lived our youth together, entered adulthood together and grown together as parents to our beloved daughter,” he commented after his wedding in Kesäranta, the official residence of the head of government.
Marin – who, due to the young age at which she came to office, is seen as a millennial model for new progressive leaders– also became relevant after the leak of videos in which she was seen partying with friends and celebrities made her the most controversial official in the history of the country.
In August 2022, the publication of these images invaded the media around the world and generated a rift between those who defended their right to have a private life and those who argued that such actions were not suitable for their position and that they evidenced their inexperience.
This episode, which even led her to undergo an anti-doping control to clear up suspicions -despite the fact that no prohibited substances or illegal activities were seen in the videos-, polarized her reputation, which had reached its maximum with the management of the pandemic. even this weakened the image of the Social Democratic Partythat lost the parliamentary elections and was in third place, behind the rightist National Coalition Party and the nationalist finnish party.
Now, the group has 43 of the 200 seats compared to 48 and 46 for the other parties.
After knowing these results, Marin announced his resignation as president of the Social Democratic Party and declared that his three and a half years in office were “hard times” and “exceptionally difficult”, both politically and personally, and assured that they put Test your stamina.
“These have been exceptionally difficult years and tough times. With this electoral result, I feel that I have the opportunity to turn the page in my own life, ”he told the press then.
In any case, the woman will continue with her political career, now as a deputy.
(With information from EFE and Reuters)
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