Finnish Prime Minister Takes Negative Drug Test After Backlash Over Her Partying

A drug check that Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin took final week to close down right-wing assaults has turned up destructive, Finland’s authorities introduced Monday.

Marin’s critics and political opponents lobbed her with drug use accusations after just lately leaked movies confirmed her dancing and singing with mates on an evening out. She mentioned at a press convention final Friday that whereas she considers “the demand for a drug test unjust,” she agreed to take one to “clear up any doubts” and guarantee her authorized safety.

The prime minister, who leads the center-left Social Democratic Occasion of Finland and at 36 is among the youngest present world leaders, added that she has by no means used any unlawful medication and had solely been ingesting alcohol the evening the movies had been filmed. The movies confirmed her alongside a number of mates, together with Finnish pop star Olavi Uusivirta.

Marin mentioned she was upset that the movies, which she thought could be saved between mates, had been publicized and used to assault her as immature, incompetent or careless about who she surrounds herself with.

Simply as swift because the right-wing assaults on Marin had been the messages of help, many within the type of ladies dancing, singing and holding drinks on social media.

“We should all dance a little more!” one supporter captioned her video.

Many others identified that feminine leaders are inclined to face extra scrutiny for the benign features of their private lives than male ones do.

“How shocking!!! A young politician who does her job and enjoys her private life…” Spanish politician Iratxe García Pérez tweeted. “Why can’t a young woman have fun? I can’t stand gender double standards.”