Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin has faced calls to take a drug test after she was caught dancing wildly and partying with her celebrity friends in leaked cellphone videos.
At 36, Marin, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, defended his behavior in the viral clips and vehemently denied drug use.
“I myself have not used anything other than drugs or alcohol. I danced, I sang, I had fun and I did perfectly legal things,” he said at a press conference on Thursday.
The recordings, allegedly taken from a private Instagram account, show Marin and a group of friends – including Finnish musicians, TV personalities and politicians – dancing and singing.
Clad in a black shirt and a pair of white trousers, the attractive Finnish prime minister posed for the camera in a private apartment, swaying her hips, pumping her fists enthusiastically and making funny faces with her friends. .
After the bomb leak, Mikko Kärnä, a member of the Finnish parliament from the Center Party, Mari’s coalition partner, he tweeted Marin must submit to a voluntary drug test and report the results to the public.
“People are allowed to expect this from their prime ministers,” he said.
During a press conference on Thursday, Marin insisted that he only drank alcohol, but not to excess – and left “with a bang”.
“I haven’t used any drugs, so it’s not a problem to pass a drug test, but I think it’s pretty special to be asked to do something like this,” he said, adding that “there’s nothing to hide or hide.”
The 36-year-old European leader insisted that his actions were completely legal. Marin also said she knew she was being taped at a social event a few weeks ago, but expected the recordings to remain private.
“It feels bad to have them published,” he said.
Marin also revealed that the noisy footage was taken at gatherings in two separate apartments with about 20 guests.
Finnish singer Alma, rapper Petri Nygard, TV presenter Tinni Vikstrom and representatives of the Social Democratic Party of Mari were among those who took part in the event.
Earlier this week German publication Bild He hailed Marini as “the best prime minister in the world”.
This isn’t the first time Marie’s penchant for entertainment has landed her in trouble.
In December 2021, he was he has to apologize For spending the night at a nightclub after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID.
Marin said she missed a text message instructing her to self-isolate because she had left her work phone at home, even though as prime minister she was required to have the device on her at all times.
“I’m very sorry that I didn’t realize that I should have done this,” Marin said as part of his guilt.