Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced on Friday that she had been drug tested following a leaked case video According to the BBC, she showed her dancing and lip-syncing at parties.
Marin addressed the controversy at a press conference in Helsinki, saying the demand for drug tests was “unreasonable.”
“I haven’t done anything illegal,” Marin told reporters on Friday.
Opposition politician Leekka Pura I was asked The BBC reported that the prime minister had been asked to conduct a voluntary drug test, saying there was a “shadow of suspicion” hanging over her.
“I think these accusations are very serious,” Marin said Friday. “I think the request for a drug test is unjustified, but for my own legal protection and to clear my doubts, I took a drug test today. Results will be out in about a week.”
Marin, Finland’s youngest-ever prime minister-elected in 2019, said he had not been working the weekend he attended the party.
“There were no government meetings that weekend,” she said at a press conference. “I took vacations, spent time with friends and family, and did nothing illegal.”
Earlier this week, Marin told reporters that he was “a representative of the younger generation” and that he would continue to live his life the way he wanted to, the BBC reported.
“I have a family life, I have a work life, I have free time to spend with my friends, pretty much like a lot of people my age,” she said. I’m going to be a person, and I hope it’s accepted,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Marin has been criticized by opponents and the media for attending dances and parties. In December 2021, Marin apologized for going to a club where she was exposed to someone with COVID-19.