The firestorm over Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s wild partying intensified on Friday with a new video that appears to have the married leader dancing intimately with a mystery man.
The 36-year-old leader, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, has already had to deny using drugs in a now-viral clip of her partying in an apartment after returning from summer vacation.
But on Friday, Finnish tabloid Seiska published a new video of her later that same night, showing the top politician hugging a man who repeatedly strokes her neck as they dance at a crowded Helsinki club, Teatteri.
Marin hugs the man as the club plays the appropriate Black Eyed Peas chorus of “I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good, good night.”
A witness told the outlet that the “obviously drunk” social democrat “danced heartily with at least three different men.”
She also “sat on the laps of two different men,” the witness insisted.
“She acted like a lonely twenty-something. It was hard to believe she was married,” the witness told Seiska, claiming the prime minister was out until at least 5:30 a.m
In the video of her dancing with the mystery man, Marin – who has a four-year-old daughter with husband Markus Räikkönen – is clearly wearing a ring on her wedding finger.
At the beginning of the clip, Marin throws her hands up in the air to punch the Black Eyed Peas while the man puts his hands on her hips. Then she wraps her own arms around his shoulders.
Seiska acknowledged that it was unclear whether the man – who at times had his hand on the prime minister’s lower back – kissed her neck or just whispered in her ear.
The outlet said the politician was also spotted dancing on a balcony during another “rough” night on Friday, August 5, the night before the dance clips were filmed.
Despite the nation’s leader having “partyed wildly all weekend,” she was back at work first thing this Monday, and only her “slightly hoarse voice” betrayed her “hard weekend of partying,” the outlet said.
Before the recent allegations, Marin complained about the initial video leak and insisted their night was innocent.
“We just celebrated, even boisterously. I danced and sang,” she said, telling a news conference that she “didn’t do any drugs.”
“I danced, sang and partied and did perfectly legal things,” she said.
However, Seiska said his “flood” of tips came from people “really concerned for the prime minister’s well-being”.
https://nypost.com/2022/08/19/finnish-pm-sanna-marin-danced-intimately-with-man-at-club/ Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin “danced tightly” with a man at the club