No Drugs, Just Lots Of Dancing At ‘Wild’ Party: Finnish Prime Minister

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland’s prime minister says she didn’t take any medication throughout a “wild” celebration in a personal dwelling, including she did nothing unsuitable when letting her hair down and partying with buddies.

A video posted on a social media exhibits six folks dancing and mimicking a track in entrance of a digital camera, together with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Later within the video, Marin, 36, is on her knees on what appears to be the dance flooring along with her arms behind her head dancing whereas mimicking a track.

“I’m disappointed that it has become public. I spent the evening with friends. Partied, pretty wild, yes. Danced and sang,” she was quoted Thursday as saying by Finnish broadcaster YLE.

“I have not used drugs myself, or anything other than alcohol. I’ve danced, sung and partied and done perfectly legal things. I have also not been in a situation where I would know that others are doing it that way,” Marin mentioned, in line with the Hufvudstadsbladet newspaper.

It was unclear when the celebration, which reportedly was attended by Ilmari Nurminen, a member of Eduskunta, or parliament, for Marin’s Social Democratic Party, and the Finnish singer Alma, was held.

Marin — who in December 2019 turned Finland’s youngest prime minister ever — mentioned she spends her free time with buddies identical to others her age and that she intends to proceed being the identical particular person as earlier than.

“I hope that’s accepted. We live in a democracy and in elections everyone can decide these issues,” she mentioned, in line with YLE.

Critics have identified that Finland, which shares a 1,340-kilometer (832-mile) land border with Russia, faces excessive electrical energy costs, amongst different points from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The nation not too long ago dropped its long-neutral stance and requested to affix NATO.

In July, Marin attended a well-liked Finnish rock competition. In December she made a public apology after going out clubbing till 4 a.m. with out her work cellphone, therefore failing to be told that she had been in shut contact with a COVID-19 optimistic particular person. She didn’t check optimistic.