Finland young Prime Minister Sanna Marin landed in dire trouble after videos of her partying leaked into social media and sparked criticism. Video clips of Marin partying with well-known Finnish influencers and artists began circulating in social media and were soon published by several media outlets in Finland and abroad.
Sanna Marin, who became the world’s youngest serving government leader in December 2019, had faced calls from members of her governing coalition as well as from the opposition to take a drug test after the videos emerged but she vehemently denied having taken drugs and went to the extent of taking a drug test to prove her point. While many have praised Sanna Marin for combining her demanding job with an active private life, others have questioned her decision to allow herself to be filmed even when promised that the videos would not be made public.
At a time when Europe has been unsettled by Russia’s war in Ukraine, Marin has also faced criticism that her partying could interfere with her ability to quickly carry out her duties if a sudden crisis hit Finland but Marin, 36, insisted that her ability to perform her official duties had remained unimpaired on the night in question and that she would have left the party had she been required to work. TW