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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she had taken a drug test that was requested by her critics after the video leaked showing her party with celebrities, while a new video of her dancing with a man has surfaced. he is not her husband.
Marin rejected any speculation about drug use at the party and disputed any claims that her behavior was “inappropriate”.
“I didn’t do anything illegal,” Marin told reporters, according to a BBC translation. “Even in my adolescence I didn’t use any kind of drugs.”
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Marin said he took the drug test only as a show of good faith towards his detractors in public and in parliament.
Alcoholic beverages can be seen in the video, but in the short clips Marin is not depicted drinking or taking drugs, leading many of her supporters to declare criticism of her behavior unreasonable.
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“I think my ability to function was really good. There were no known matches on the days I was celebrating,” added the Finnish leader. “I trust that people understand that free time and work time can be separated.”
Proponents boast that Marin’s frequent celebrity parties bring youth and a sense of coldness to the office, while detractors argue that public exposure and lack of professionalism are unsuitable for a world leader.
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A second video leaked Friday, in which Marin can be seen dancing with Finnish pop musician Olavi Uusivirta, who comes close to her face. Members of the press speculated that Uusivirta was kissing Marin on her neck, but the prime minister denied her claim, saying he was talking to her in her ear or he was kissing her on her cheek.
“If someone kissed me on the cheek, there’s nothing inappropriate or something I can’t handle or say to my husband,” Marin said.
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This is not the young prime minister’s first scandal involving her public conduct.
During the pandemic, Marin has been subjected to careful scrutiny after it was revealed that she went to a nightclub after unknowingly being exposed to someone with COVID-19.