Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is being urged to take a drug test after videos of her partying it up with her celebrity friends leaked online.
The 36-year-old has defended the footage and insisted that she was not on drugs when the videos were taken.
Finland’s Prime Minister @MarinSanna is in the headlines after a video of her partying was leaked today.
She has previously been criticized for attending too many music festivals & spending too much on partying instead of ruling.
The critics say it’s not fitting for a PM. pic.twitter.com/FbOhdTeEGw
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) August 17, 2022
“I have not used drugs myself, or anything other than alcohol. I’ve danced, sung and partied and done perfectly legal things,” Marin, one of the youngest heads of stste in the world, said at a press conference on Thursday.
The New York Post reports, “in the recordings, which were purportedly taken from a private Instagram account, Marin and a group of pals — among them Finnish musicians, TV personalities and politicians — are seen dancing and singing.”
Finland’s PM Sanna Marin (black top) in a video from a private party has leaked online in the company of her friends, who are discussing cocaine in the background.
Now you know why Finland was crowned the happiest country in the world for the 5th consecutive year. pic.twitter.com/z8YJscadny
— Santosh Patel (@Verma916161) August 18, 2022
“Dressed in a black tank top and a pair of white pants, the glamorous prime minister of Finland could be observed gyrating her hips, pumping her fists with enthusiasm and making funny faces with her girlfriends for the camera, in what appears to be a private apartment,” the report continues.
After the footage leaked, Finnish Member of Parliament Mikko Kärnä, from Marin’s coalition partner Centre Party, publicly called for Marin to be drug tested.
Aivan jo pelkästään julkisuudessa käytävän keskustelun takia olisi viisautta, mikäli pääministeri @MarinSanna kävisi omaehtoisesti huumeseulassa, jonka tulokset julkistettaisiin riippumattoman tahon toimesta.
Kansalla on myös lupa odottaa tällaista pääministeriltään. #jauhojengi
— Mikko Kärnä (@KarnaMikko) August 18, 2022
“Just for the sake of the discussion in public, it would be wise if the Prime Minister @MarinSanna voluntarily went through a drug screening, the results of which would be made public by an independent body,” Kärnä said, according to an automatic translation. “The people are also allowed to expect this from their prime minister.”
Known for her fondness for rock and metal music, Finland’s youngest Prime Minister ever, Sanna Marin, has gone viral on social media.
PM Marin sang and danced with her group of friends and that video took the internet by storm. #finland #pm #finnish #sannamarin #anews pic.twitter.com/yI5Xx2oFYP
— ANews (@anews) August 18, 2022
During the press conference, Marin said that it is “not a problem to take a drug test,” but she is unhappy that it is even being requested.
“I haven’t used any drugs, so it’s not a problem to take a drug test, but I also think it’s quite special that something like this is required,” she told reporters.