The firestorm over Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s wild party intensified on Friday with a new video apparently showing 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 been forced to deny being drugged in a now-viral clip of her partying in an apartment after returning from summer vacation.
But on Friday, Finnish tabloid Seiska posted a new video of her later that night, showing the top politician pressed against a man who nuzzled her neck repeatedly as they danced in a crowded Helsinki club , Teatteri.
Marin hugs the man as the club plays the appropriate Black Eyed Peas refrain of “I have a feeling tonight is going to be a good, good night.”
A witness told the outlet that the “clearly drunk” Social Democrat “danced intimately with at least three different men.”
She too “sat on the knees of two different men”, insisted the witness.
“She acted like a bachelor in her twenties. It was hard to believe she was married,” the witness told Seiska, saying the prime minister was away 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 start of the clip, Marin throws his hands up at the Black Eyed Peas kick as the man puts his hands on his hips. She then lowers her own arms around his shoulders.
Seiska admitted it was unclear whether the man – who sometimes had his hand on the prime minister’s lower back – was kissing him on the neck or just whispering in his ear.
The outlet said the politician was also spotted dancing on a balcony on another “noisy” night on Friday August 5, the day before the dance clips were filmed.
Despite having “partyed wildly all weekend”, the national leader was back at work that Monday, with only her “slightly hoarse voice” betraying her “hard weekend of partying”. , the outlet said.
Ahead of the latest allegations, Marin complained about the initial video leak, insisting her party was innocent.
“We just partied, also in a loud way. I danced and sang,” she said, while telling a press conference that she had “not taken drugs.”
“I danced and sang and partied and did perfectly legal things,” she said.
However, Seiska said his “flood” of tips came from people “genuinely concerned about the well-being of the Prime Minister”.