Sanna Marin: Finland PM’s drugs test negative after party video

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has tested negative for drugs, the government says, after she was seen dancing, singing and drinking at a recent party.

Ms Marin, 36, agreed to take the test on Friday to allay concerns about her behaviour.

She says she has never taken drugs and denies doing anything illegal at the party, but says she drank alcohol.

A leaked video shows her partying with friends including a Finnish popstar.

A government statement (in Finnish) said “no drugs were found” in the test. It added that the prime minister had paid the costs of the test herself.

Special adviser Iida Vallin, quoted by AFP news agency, said Ms Marin’s urine sample had been tested for cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis and opioids.

Following the release of the videos, Ms Marin faced criticism from several politicians, with one opposition party leader demanding she take a drug test.

At a news conference held last week, reporters questioned whether the prime minister, who has been in power since…

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