Finnish politics hit worldwide headlines this week, with the appointment of Sanna Marin as Prime Minister prompting media across the globe to pay attention.
It’s been quite exceptional for a Finnish politician. Indeed the social media analysis firm Meltwater suggests that she received more mentions on social media in one week than President Sauli Niinistö received all year.
The domestic front is also extremely challenging, with a bubbling controversy over the repatriation of Finnish citizens from Syria and ongoing tensions with Katri Kulmuni’s Centre Party over the government’s direction of ideological travel.
In this special edition of APN we try to unravel the background and implications of the last week’s events, and answer the central question we posed last week: What just happened?
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This week's show was presented by Egan Richardson and Denise Wall, and the sound engineer was Tuomas Vauhkonen.