After a video of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin was released, showing her in the middle of a party with friends, the leader received criticism.
FINLAND – The images are of any evening with friends, except that one of the characters is no other that a world leader. Since the evening of Wednesday August 17, the Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin appears in an undated video that keeps circulating on social media and earning him criticism.
In the images, we see the young woman, now 36, the youngest to lead his country in the history of Finland, dancing, singing and having fun in the company of several local celebrities. According to the newspaper Iltalehtiwe can thus recognize the influencer and photographer Janita Autio, the singer Alma, the radio and TV host Tinni Wikström, as well as a well-known stylist, a famous YouTuber or even a deputy of the Democratic Party that she leads, Ilmari Nurminen .
A video of which it is not possible to know when or where it was shot, even if some media mention the date of August 6. Sanna Marin was in any case questioned on the subject this Thursday, August 18 in the morning, deploring that these videos were made public while confirming that the evening had indeed taken place in two private apartments then bars in Helsinki. She also claimed that these videos were not part of a strategy to blackmail her and specified that her security service was present nearby.
” I have nothing to hide and I haven’t done anything illegal »
On the sidelines of an official trip to Finland, she also rejected the idea that she could have consumed drugs during this event. ” I don’t know what you are referring to », she replied in particular while the rumor of an evocation of narcotics during the video began to circulate. ” I have never taken drugs and I have not seen anyone else at this party taking them. “, she assured.
Relaunched on the subject and in particular whether the police should investigate possible drug use during the evening, she added that she was not aware of any illicit act. ” I don’t have to comment on that or say whether I think the police should investigate. But I have nothing to hide and I haven’t done anything illegal. »
Finnish Prime Minster Sanna Marin proving when you work hard, you can play hard 😎👌🎉 https://t.co/8EjQjDUJPc
— Very Finnish Problems (@VFinnishProbs)
Explanations which did not prevent the detractors of the leader from multiplying the criticisms. Aleksi Valavuori, media personality and sports presenter tweeted: “ Some would say she’s cool. Maybe for the other teenagers. But what about a responsible leader of a country in crisis? “And to add:” She is by far the most incompetent Prime Minister we have had. Let her take her leather jacket and leave. »
To which Sanna Marin replied that she was just leading a normal life. ” I have a family, a job and sometimes a little time during which I enjoy my friends. (…) And I confirm it to you: I danced and I sang, I took my friends in my arms and drank alcohol. »
Already several controversial releases
Since taking office in December 2019, Sanna Marin has already been criticized several times for her behavior. Last December, she notably had to publicly apologize after being pinned in a nightclub when she was a contact case for the Covid, just coming out of a council of ministers in which one of the participants was positive. In particular, she explained that she had missed an SMS asking her to isolate herself until she had tested negative, despite a complete vaccination schedule.
At the time, this highly commented outing had earned him an unenvious qualifier from an editorial writer for the Swedish tabloid. Dagens Nyheter who spoke of Sanna Marin as a “ celeb ass licking “, accusing him of only thinking about showcasing himself alongside celebrities on social networks.
Charges reinforced by another outing last fall where she had invited, after a concert, about thirty people to a party without her protection services being able to verify the identity and background of these guests.
Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin (left) and photographer Janita Autio at Flow festival in Helsinki Source: In… https://t.co/U4uBdTv8th
— Nordic News (@Nordic_News)
Elections as Justice of the Peace
Moreover, in recent weeks, Sanna Marin has been criticized several times for having multiplied appearances in concerts and festivals, activities which would not – according to her detractors – not necessarily be compatible with being at the forefront of the resistance to Russia and while Finland is about to join NATO.
. Finland is trending. . . … this is the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin. 🇫🇮 😊 🇫🇮 https://t.co/nNvSS1Nalm
— Marko Silberhand (@MarkoSilberhand)
Critics which are however far from being unanimous. This young and festive image of the Finnish Prime Minister as well as her political record make her a very widely appreciated leader. In the last popularity poll carried out in Finland, she received 55% favorable opinionsand can boast of having the five most popular governments of the 21st century in his country.
Still in the columns of Iltalehtiwe can thus read that Sanna Marin “ is the most important political figure in the country, that she leads Finland during one of the most terrible crises of her time because of Russia’s warlike desires and she still finds time to have fun “. The title adds: Casual, modern and confident, that’s how politics works. Sanna Marin embodies the ‘cool’ generation and that’s clearly what Putin is not. »
A subject on which she spoke again this Thursday, after the controversy: “ I intend to remain the same person that I have always been, and I hope that people will agree. We live in a democracy, and there are elections to settle this kind of debate. »
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