Finnish PM Sanna Marin partying sparks outrage

By Aashish Verma

Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin made history in 2019 by becoming the country’s youngest prime minister ever

This week, leaked videos on social media showed 36-year-old Marin dancing at what looks like a private party with friends. This has caused a lot of controversy.

People in the videos, which were posted on Instagram stories, can be heard shouting about cocaine, according to Finnish media, the Associated Press reported

Members of the opposition party have asked Marin to take a drug test and make the results public, saying that her behavior is unfit for a prime minister.

At a press conference Thursday, Marin said she had not used drugs or drunk heavily at the party. “I have danced, sung, celebrated, done legal things,” she said.

“I am going to be exactly the same person as I have been until now and I hope that it will be accepted,” the Prime Minister said

But many on social media are also defending Marin’s right to party, arguing that scrutiny over her actions is sexist and misguided.