In the Finnish media, the Instagram post, in which Marin and Raikkonen announced their joint decision, is among the “most read news”.
In the joint post, “We are grateful for the 19 years we spent together and our beloved daughter. We will remain best friends.” statement was included.
Marin and Raikkonen demanded that their privacy be respected and stated that they would not comment further on the subject.
Marin remains on the job temporarily
Marin, who took office as Finland’s Prime Minister in 2019, remains in office temporarily until a new coalition government is formed.
In Finland, the conservative National Coalition Party finished ahead with 20.8 percent of the general elections, while the True Finns Party received 20.1 percent and the Social Democratic Party led by Marin received 19.9 percent.
The party, which completed the elections as the leader in Finland, has priority to form the government. To run the country, a coalition of more than 100 deputies in the 200-seat parliament is required.
The parties that completed the 2019 elections in the top three places were the Social Democratic Party, the Real Finns Party and the National Coalition Party, respectively.
Orpo, the leader of the National Coalition Party, which completed last month’s elections in first place and took on the task of forming a government, continues its coalition talks with the True Finns Party, the Swedish People’s Party and the Christian Democrats Party.