Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Wednesday justified partying and, after several videos and photographs emerged, called for her to be judged on her work at the head of the government and not on what she does in her private life.
“I am human and sometimes I miss the fun and the light in the midst of these dark clouds,” Marin has said during a meeting of the Social Democratic Party in which his colleagues have reacted with a standing ovation to his sincerity.
The 36-year-old leader has acknowledged that the last few days have not been easy, but has insisted that she continues to fulfill are work “as well as ever.” “I have not missed a single day of work and I have not left anything to do,” he warned.
Marin underwent a drug test last week — which was negative — following the dissemination of some videos in which he appeared dancing with friends and on Monday he had to step out of the way of another image captured at a party at his official residence.
The Helsinki Police have confirmed that they have received three complaints regarding the videos, but will not open an investigation because they do not detect any indication of criminality on the part of the prime minister or her entourage.