Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marina has admitted to partying in a boisterous manner after the release of private videos. However, she said that she was angry that the footage, which provoked criticism from political enemies, was leaked.
Videos featured Marin, Finland’s 36-year-old leader, in private with his friends. These videos were private and shot in a private setting. Marin said that he was upset that the videos were made public.
“I had a great time with my friends. We had a great time, even though it was quite boisterous. She said that she danced and sang.
Marin is shown dancing and posing in front of a camera with five other people. Marin appears to be singing towards the camera in another clip.
Marin’s critics had taken to Twitter to condemn her actions as unfit for a prime minister. Mikko Karna (an opposition MP) tweeted that Marin should be subject to a drug test.
Marin stated that she had consumed alcohol, but was unaware of any drug use at the party.
Supporters have been defending her and accusing critics of applying a double standard.
“Why doesn’t she go out after work?” Are we to expect our leaders to not be human beings? Ashok Swain, a professor of peace and conflict research at Sweden’s Uppsala University, tweeted the following:
Marin denied that the videos were leaked as part of a blackmailing plot. “I am not being blackmailed. These videos are private and were not meant to be public,” said the prime minister. He also stated that they were filmed in summer at a private residence. I don’t know the owner of the home.
Marin’s private life is not being politicized in Finland for the first time. In 2021, she apologized to the public after a photo of her at a nightclub was published. This was following a Finland foreign minister’s positive test for Covid-19.
“I made a mistake. Marin stated that he should have analyzed the situation more carefully in a TV interview with Yle, a public broadcaster at the time.
She also stated that she is an “individual and a person, as well as a real person”, even though she is a prime minister. I will not change how I behave. Although I must be careful about what I say, it could be interpreted as the entire government. However, I am still a person and will continue to be so in the future.