FINNISH PRIME MINISTER FORCED TO TAKE DRUG TEST, NEGATIVE
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin made headlines recently when a video emerged of the 36-year-old partying with friends, some of them celebrities.
The video caused controversy in Finland as the opposition insisted that Marin takes a drug test. Willing to prove her innocence, Marin went ahead and took a drug test.
At a press conference she said that she had never taken drugs and that she had not seen anyone doing so at the party she attended.
The results came back a few days later, being negative.
She also said that her ability to perform her official duties had remained unimpaired on the Saturday night in question and that she would have left the party had she been required to work.
Reuters reports that on Thursday, Marin said she was upset that videos of her dancing at private parties were published online as they were meant to be seen only by friends.
Marin, the country’s Social Democrat leader, is the world’s youngest serving government leader. She was elected to office in December 2019.
Many women in Finland believe the Prime Minster was targeted and treated differently because she is a woman.
As a sign of solidarity and support for Marin, many Finnish women have posted videos of themselves dancing and asking if they too should now be taking drug tests.
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