Finland’s prime minister takes a drug test after criticism over her partying

Finland’s prime minister takes a drug test after criticism over her partying

Published August 20, 2022
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Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin holds a news conference in Helsinki on Friday after leaked videos showing her partying sparked criticism. Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

“I consider these accusations to be very serious, and, though I consider the demand for a drug test unjust, for my own legal protection and to clear up any doubts, I have taken a drug test today, the results of which will come in about a week,” Sanna Marin told reporters on Friday.

Objections to her partying and behavior came after two private videos were leaked. In them, Marin can be seen dancing and singing with her friends, who include Finnish celebrities and Finnish pop star Olavi Uusivirta, the BBC reported.

Calls for a drug test came from members of opposition parties. And while some have criticized the prime minister for the behavior on social media, others have celebrated it. And it’s not the first time Marin’s after-work behavior has been commented on.