By Therin Miller | August 26, 2022
The Finnish prime minister's drug test results have come back negative after she faced public backlash for a couple of private videos showing her dancing and partying. In an Aug. 19 statement, Prime Minister Sanna Marin called the accusations "very serious," and went through with the drug test, although she thought the demand for one from other Finnish politicians was "unjust."
Marin said at the Friday presser that she is upset that the videos have become public, and that she has never taken drugs. but will "dance, sing, hug my friends and drink alcohol."
"I will continue to dance, sing, hug my friends and drink alcohol."
Marin has faced previous criticism for her partying, with some voices calling the behavior unfit for the office. In December 2021 it came to light that the Finnish leader spent a night out dancing, away from her official phone, despite having been exposed to COVID-19. Marin said in response to this news: "I hope that in the year 2022, it’s accepted that even decision-makers dance, sing and go to parties."
"I hope that in the year 2022, it’s accepted that even decision-makers dance, sing and go to parties."