Finland: Prime Minister passes drug test

Finland: Prime Minister passes drug test

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin at a press conference in Helsinki.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday reaffirmed that she has no never done drugs and said he took a drug test to allay suspicion, after a video of the young woman partying with friends sparked criticism.

Widely shared on social media, and published by various outlets, the video shows the prime minister, 36, dancing wildly with a group of people.

“These videos are private, they were filmed in private places […] I was spending an evening with friends.

—Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

Ms. Marin's dancing was criticized by some, who deemed it unbecoming for a prime minister, while others felt she had a right to be entertained at a private party. /p>

Controversial rumors have also swirled about drug talk by unidentified people.

“ In order to dispel any suspicion, I took a drug test today.

—Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland

Results are expected within a week and will be released, she added.

The Prime Minister admitted to drinking alcohol. alcohol. But she assured that she had not witnessed the use of drugs by any of the participants.

Never in my life, not even in my youth, I did not use drugs, she said on Friday.

Most of the criticism focused on the fact that she was in serving as prime minister at that time.

Questions have been raised about whether she would have been able to make sound decisions in a sudden crisis. My ability to function was good. I didn't expect to have a meeting, Ms Marin said on Friday.

Sanna Marin, who was appointed in 2019 at the age of 34, has previously been the target of criticism for parties held at his residence.

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