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Meet 13 of the youngest politicians around the world

Meet 13 of the youngest politicians around the world
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At age 32, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is the youngest currently-serving world leader. He was elected at age 30 in 2017.

At age 32, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is the youngest currently-serving world leader. He was elected at age 30 in 2017.

Source: TIME

The second-youngest world leader is 34-year-old Luca Santolini, a Capitan regent of San Marino.

The second-youngest world leader is 34-year-old Luca Santolini, a Capitan regent of San Marino.

In November, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, and Abby Finkenauer, 30, made history as the youngest and second-youngest women elected to the United States Congress.

In November, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, and Abby Finkenauer, 30, made history as the youngest and second-youngest women elected to the United States Congress.

In Italy, Luigi DiMaio became a rising star of the populist Five Star movement and currently serves as a deputy prime minister at just 31 years old.

In Italy, Luigi DiMaio became a rising star of the populist Five Star movement and currently serves as a deputy prime minister at just 31 years old.

Mark Okeye, 32, is Nigeria's youngest commissioner as Economic Planning and Budget commissioner for Anambara State.

Mark Okeye, 32, is Nigeria

Mhairi Black, a British member of parliament from Scotland, was first elected at the age of 20 in 2015 — making her the youngest-ever MP to serve in the history of the House of Commons since 1832.

Mhairi Black, a British member of parliament from Scotland, was first elected at the age of 20 in 2015 — making her the youngest-ever MP to serve in the history of the House of Commons since 1832.

Kenyan National Assembly member and former journalist Naisula Lesuuda, 34, was the youngest member to serve in Kenya's Senate at age 29 in 2013.

Kenyan National Assembly member and former journalist Naisula Lesuuda, 34, was the youngest member to serve in Kenya

In 2017, law student Typhanie Degois became the youngest member of France's parliament at age 24. She was one of several new lawmakers elected from Emmanuel Macron's En Marche party.

In 2017, law student Typhanie Degois became the youngest member of France

Source: 20Minutes

Edison Broce, 27, is the youngest lawmaker in Panama's national assembly. He also holds a master's in public policy from Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government.

Edison Broce, 27, is the youngest lawmaker in Panama

Senator Jordon Steele-John, elected in 2017 at the age of 22, is currently the youngest member of Australia's parliament.

Senator Jordon Steele-John, elected in 2017 at the age of 22, is currently the youngest member of Australia

At age 25, Malaysian Youth & Sports minister Syed Saddiq is the youngest-ever person to serve in the government of Malaysia's cabinet.

At age 25, Malaysian Youth & Sports minister Syed Saddiq is the youngest-ever person to serve in the government of Malaysia

Ebba Hermansson of Sweden was also elected to her country's parliament at age 22.

Ebba Hermansson of Sweden was also elected to her country

Egyptian-Spanish politician Nagua Alba was elected to Spain's parliament at age 25 in 2015. She became not only the youngest member of parliament, but the first member of Arab descent.

Egyptian-Spanish politician Nagua Alba was elected to Spain

Source: El Pais

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