Sanna Mirella Marin, a Finnish politician who has served as the prime minister of Finland since 2019, is currently facing a backlash after a leaked video of her partying emerged on social media on Wednesday.
The video shows 36 year old Sanna Marin drinking with a group of friends, singing and dancing to songs by Finnish rapper Petri Nygård and pop singer Antti Tuisku.
The leaked video was taken from the Instagram stories of a private account and appears to show Finland’s prime minister and her group of Finnish celebrity friends completely unguarded.
Among the public figures seen in the video are Finnish singer Alma and her sister Anna, rapper Petri Nygard, TV host Tinni Wikstrom, photographer and influencer Janita Autio, radio host Karoliina Tuominen, as well as MPs from her own Social Democratic party.
The fun-loving video has drawn criticism within Finland by those who consider the behaviour inappropriate for a world leader, especially in a time of national emergency, with Finland ending its historical neutrality to join NATO and grappling with a belligerent Russia.
At one point a man swishes what appears to be an alcoholic drink past the camera as the beat drops and Marin and her friends dance wildly.
A little earlier in the video, someone can be heard shouting that ‘damn this is going to be a good feeling’.
Marin was dubbed ‘the coolest politician in the world’ by German tabloid Bild just this week for her relaxed and down-to-earth style of leadership which some critics have slammed as ‘careless’.
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Sanna Marin video: PM denies denies taking drugs after video leaked of her partying
Marin denied using drugs and said in a press conference this morning that she had ‘nothing to conceal or hide.’
‘I haven’t used any drugs, so it’s not a problem to take a drug test, but I also think it’s quite special that something like this is required,’ she said to reporters at at Kuopio’s Rissala airport.
‘I didn’t see any evidence that anything was used anywhere,’ she added.