Video of Finland PM ‘partying hard’ stokes controversy, she says ‘not drugged’ | World News - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Video of Finland PM ‘partying hard’ stokes controversy, she says ‘not drugged’

By, New Delhi
Aug 18, 2022 10:23 PM IST

The video showed the 36-year-old leader partying hard. The video - which features six people, including Marin - shows them dancing and singing.

Finland prime minister Sanna Marin found herself in the midst of a controversy after hosting a party for her friends at her private home; a video of the party went viral on social media.

Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin.(AP)
Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin.(AP)

The video showed the 36-year-old leader partying hard. The video - which features six people, including Marin - shows them dancing and singing.

Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now.

The video did not go down well with her critics, who said her actions were not befitting for a prime minister.

Sanna Marin has also reacted to the matter, clarifying that she was only partying and not using drugs herself. “I'm disappointed that it has become public. I spent the evening with friends. Partied pretty wild, yes. Danced and sang,” news agency AP quoted her as saying, citing 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.

Marin - who was elected in December 2019, becoming Finland's youngest prime minister ever - also said she spends her free time with friends just like others her age and that she intends to continue being the same person as before.

“I hope that's accepted. We live in a democracy and in elections everyone can decide these issues,” she said, according to YLE.

A local paper- Hufvudstadsbladet - also quoted her as saying: "I have also not been in a situation where I would know that others are doing it that way."

Apart from criticising her actions at the party, critics also pointed out that Finland- which shares a 1,340-kilometre (832-mile) land border with Russia- faces high electricity prices among other issues.

In July, Marin had stoked another controversy after she attended a popular Finnish rock festival.

Prior to that, she gave a public apology for going out clubbing till late without her work phone, hence failing to be informed that she had been in close contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

(With agency inputs)

Unlock a world of Benefits with HT! From insightful newsletters to real-time news alerts and a personalized news feed – it's all here, just a click away! - Login Now! Get Latest World News along with Latest News from India at Hindustan Times.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On