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Finland's Popular, Young Prime Minister Ousted

Sanna Marin's party comes in 3rd place

(Newser) - Finland's main conservative party claimed victory in parliamentary elections Sunday in a tight three-way race that saw right-wing populists take second place, leaving Prime Minister Sanna Marin's Social Democratic Party in third, dashing her hopes for reelection, the AP reports. The center-right National Coalition Party (NCP) claimed victory...

Female PMs Asked If They're Meeting Due to 'Similar Age'

Question to Finland, New Zealand leaders slammed as sexist

(Newser) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deftly shot down a sexist line of questioning after a meeting in Auckland on Wednesday with Sanna Marin, her Finnish counterpart. A male reporter from radio station Newstalk ZB told Ardern "a lot of people will be wondering, 'Are you two meeting...

Hillary Clinton to Sanna Marin: 'Keep Dancing'

She shares image of herself dancing in Colombia years ago

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is defending Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin's right to party. The former secretary of state tagged Marin in a tweet Monday, saying, "As Ann Richards said, "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." She...

Sanna Marin Apologizes for Topless Photo Taken at Her Home

It features two women, neither of which are her

(Newser) - Sanna Marin's bumpy week isn't ending. Following the hullabaloo around footage that emerged of the Finnish PM partying with friends came this: a photo on TikTok showing two women kissing inside the prime minister’s official summer residence while lifting up their shirts; a "Finland" sign obscured...

Finnish Leader Says She Took a Drug Test to Quiet Criticism
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Finnish Leader: Fine, I Took a Drug Test

Sanna Marin, receiving flak for party video, had no drugs in system, as she promised

(Newser) - Update: She's clean, as expected. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin tested negative for narcotics and other drugs after video emerged of her dancing and partying with friends, reports the Guardian . The 36-year-old leader insisted all along she never took drugs, and she agreed to the test "for my...

Defiant Dancers Party for Sanna Marin

Clips emerge in solidarity with Finnish PM, criticized after video leaked showing her partying

(Newser) - Sanna Marin's political rivals may be up in arms about her dance routines at parties, but women in Finland and beyond are now lending their support to the Finnish prime minister with pictures and videos of their own. After footage of the 36-year-old dancing at a private party over...

Finnish PM: 'I Resent' That Videos of Me Partying Leaked

Some have even called for Sanna Marin to be drug-tested after clips of her dancing emerged

(Newser) - Sanna Marin is known to enjoy the nightlife , but her most recent foray into fun is drawing a good deal of criticism. Finland's 36-year-old prime minister has found herself "in hot water" over videos now circulating on social media that show her partying at a private get-together, "...

Finland PM Apologizes for Nightclub Visit

The issue was that Sanna Marin had just learned she had been exposed to COVID

(Newser) - Another politician is issuing a mea culpa around COVID-related behavior. This one comes out of Finland, where Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologized for going to a nightclub over the weekend after learning her foreign minister had tested positive. As far as slip-ups go, this one wasn't on...

Finland Leader: To Achieve 'American Dream,' Go Nordic

Sanna Marin: 'I feel that the American Dream can be achieved best in the Nordic countries'

(Newser) - Finland's leader thinks her nation and neighboring ones might be better at giving people a shot at the "American Dream" than America itself. “I feel that the American Dream can be achieved best in the Nordic countries, where every child no matter their background or the background...

Finland PM Gets Dismissed as a 'Sales Girl'

Estonia apologizes after interior minister's comment

(Newser) - At 34, Sanna Marin is the world's youngest prime minister , and the Finnish leader started her term on the receiving end of a dig. Estonia's interior minister, Mart Helme, was appearing on a radio talk-show produced by his populist far-right party Ekre when he cast doubt upon her...

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