Finnish PM’s drug test results revealed

Sanna Marin took the test voluntarily last week after leaking videos of her dancing at a party inspired by outrage

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s drug test, undertaken at her own expense after a video of her eyebrow-raising party leaked across the country, has come back clean, her office said.

The press release, issued Monday by the government’s communications department, did not reveal which drugs the test was supposed to detect, only that it was “complete.” Concerned Finns were referred to Marin’s office for further details.

Marin held a press conference on Friday to explain that although she had been drinking lightly during the evening the videos were filmed, she hadn’t taken any drugs, and she was “still“in good condition for”lead the country.

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Even in my teens I didn’t do any kind of drugs“, continued the Prime Minister of 36 years, insisting on”I did the tests just to be sure [because of the suspicion].”

She took a similar line on Thursday, explaining that the party, while “savage”, took place in a private house during her free time – even though she was “disappointedit had gone public, blaming the leaker for breaching his trust.

I danced, sang, celebrated, did legal things. 

MK Mikko Karna, of Marin’s coalition partner the Center Party, was not so lenient, demanding on Thursday that she take a drug test while noting that people in the background of the videos were shouting about cocaine. She pleaded ignorance, saying she hadn’t seen anyone using drugs and pointing out that she “I couldn’t tell if someone used something that I haven’t seen myself.

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Marin wasn’t the only top Finn to go wild in the clips. MP Ilmari Nurminen, media presenter Tinni Wikstrom and singer Alma were spotted, while another video shows the married prime minister dancing”intimately” with singer-songwriter Olavi Uusivirta.

The social democrat became Finland’s youngest ever elected prime minister in December 2019. While German magazine Bild called her “coolest PM ever“for finding the time to”to celebrate” despite the “the warlike activity of its neighbor RussiaMarin ended decades of Finnish military neutrality by applying to join NATO alongside Sweden in the weeks after the launch of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.


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