Under scrutiny after videos of her dancing with a pop star went viral, Finland’s prime minister said she’s taken a drug test.

Sanna Marin, 36, said at a press conference that she expects the results of the screening to be released next week, the BBC reported. Finnish politicians had called for her to be tested for narcotics after the video was leaked.

However, Marin has said repeatedly that she has never taken drugs.

During the press conference Thursday, Marin insisted that she only drank alcohol — but not to excess — and partied “in a boisterous way.”
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin insists she only parties on days when there are no government meetings.
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Videos that were apparently taken from a private Instagram account depicted Finland’s leader gyrating her hips and dancing with much verve with her pals.
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin reportedly danced with an unknown man who’s not her husband.
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“I did nothing illegal,” she told reporters in Helsinki Friday.

“Even in my teenage years, I have not used any kind of drugs,” Marin said. She explained that she took the drug test because of the controversy over the videos, but felt the outcry was unjust.

But reporters grilled Marin, who’s married and been the Finnish PM since Dec. 2019, asking if she could make important government decisions if something happened while she was out partying.

“I don’t remember a single time that there was a sudden situation in the middle of the night to go to the State Council Palace,” she said.

“I think my ability to function was really good. There were no known meetings on the days I was partying.”

Marin said she knew she was being filmed while dancing but didn’t realize the footage would go public.

Prime minister of Finland Sanna Marin holds a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on August 19, 2022, after videos showing her partying and leaked into social media have sparked criticism.
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin confirmed she took a drug test after leaked videos showed her partying.
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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin holds a rainbow flag as she takes part in the 2022 Helsinki Pride march in Helsinki, Finland, on July 2, 2022.
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin defended her partying habits.
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“I trust that people understand that leisure time and work time can be separated,” she said.



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