Finland: Prime Minister Sanna Marin's drug test comes back negative

Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin's drug test comes back negative

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin at a press conference.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin tested negative on a drug test she took to “dispel suspicion”, her entourage announced on Monday, after a video showing her partying sparked a wave of criticism.

Ms. Marin's urine was tested for the presence of various drugs such as cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis and opioids, Iida Vallin, a special adviser to the prime minister, told AFP.

“The drug test of the first Minister Sanna Marin dated August 19, 2022 did not disclose the presence of drugs. »

— Excerpt from statement from Prime Minister Sanna Marin's office

Ms Marin's office added that the results were signed by a doctor.

The test was a full test. We did not choose how the test was carried out, said Iida Vallin.

A video that was leaked last week, showing Sanna Marin, 36 , dancing and partying with a group of friends and celebrities, had created controversy around the world.

Some had interpreted the comments heard in the video as referring to narcotics, which was the subject of heated debate on social media and was strongly rejected by the Prime Minister.

To dispel any suspicion, I took a drug test today, Sanna Marin told reporters on Friday.

The Prime Minister had previously said that she had spent an evening with friends and that the videos had been taken in private places.

She had admitted to drinking alcohol. x27;alcohol. In addition to having denied having taken drugs, she added that she had not witnessed any drug taking by those present.

Never to my life, and not even in my youth, I did drugs, she said.

Sanna Marin, appointed prime minister in 2019, had previously faced criticism following parties at his official residence.

As of December 2021, she had come under heavy criticism when he was revealed she danced the night away when exposed to COVID-19.

A poll commissioned by the channel Finnish television company MTV3 had at the time shown that two-thirds of those polled considered his evening a serious mistake.

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