19 Aug 2022

Finland PM’s partying is not affecting her popularity, says journalist

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

After days of defending herself over a video of her partying – Finland’s prime minister says she has taken a drug test to ‘clear any doubt’.

Sanna Marin told reporters today she had drunk only mild alcoholic drinks that night, and results from the test, due in a week’s time, would prove she wasn’t under the influence of drugs.

The video was filmed at a private event.

We were joined from Helsinki by Jussi Pullinen, political editor of the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.