“Keep dancing,” former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted recently, expressing her personal support for Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin, whose penchant for partying has garnered international attention.
While still the secretary of state, Clinton’s post featured a picture of herself dancing at a packed bar on a trip to Colombia in 2012. Sanna Marin was encouraged to “Keep dancing, Sanna Marin.” as it came to an end.
Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland, instantly reacted and tweeted, “Thank you, @Hillary Clinton,” along with a heart emoji. The outpouring of support followed the recent disclosure of a video showing Sanna Marin dancing and having a good time with her pals.
Why is Finland’s Prime Minister so popular?
Marin, a career politician whose ascent through the ranks of Finland’s center-left Social Democratic party appeared to be effortless, was the youngest elected leader in the world when she was elected prime minister at the age of 34.
At the age of 27, she presided over the council of Tampere, the third-largest city in the country. She gained notoriety for her no-nonsense leadership during a bizarre 10-hour debate regarding a high-speed tram project. (The tram project was ultimately approved after a long debate.)
Why is Sanna Marin making headlines?
After being seen partying in a leaked video, Sanna Marin, the prime minister of Finland, is receiving criticism. She and her companions, who include Finnish celebrities, can be seen dancing and singing in the clip, which is said to have been taken from social media. Opposition parties have criticized her, and one leader has called on her to submit to a drug test. Ms. Marin, 36, denied using narcotics, claiming that all she did was drink wine and party “in a boisterous way”
While some people, including Hillary Clinton, have backed the 36-year-old politician’s right to attend a private gathering with friends, detractors have claimed that it demonstrated unacceptable behavior for a prime minister. While, following criticism brought on by a video showing the 36-year-old partying, Finland’s prime leader recently made a vigorous defense of her professional record and her right to private life.