Is Finland’s PM Sanna Marin the coolest leader ever?

There was perhaps no moment in Finland’s recent history more important than now, as the country – which shares an 830-mile border with Russia – moves closer to NATO membership. So the country’s prime minister, 36, Sanna Marin, can be forgiven for bobbing around with friends like she apparently did over the weekend, according to a now-viral video of her partying like it was 2019.

Marin stars in a leaked video depicting most successful people in their 30s having a normal weekend. But because she’s a world leader, calls for her resignation over her dance moves are mounting. a critic posted the video of their weekend antics to Twitter with a request to resign. “This is the Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin. Some have said she’s cool…maybe among other teens. But a responsible leader for a country in crisis? She is by far the most incompetent PM we have ever had. I do not know. Please take your leather jacket and cancel. Many Thanks.”

Another said she should spend less time on the dance floor and more time solving the country’s problems, writing: “Finland is suffering from record high electricity prices, shortages of health and elderly care workers and this is how our leader is spending her time !”

It’s not the first time Marin has been criticized for her after-hours activities. In December 2021, she issued a public apology after going out to clubs until 4am despite being in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

In July, she was also berated by enemies and feted by fans for attending a popular Finnish rock festival in a leather jacket and shorts. “Yes, ‘coolness’ might not be the best indicator of a prime minister’s work performance, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Finland’s Sanna Marin sets new standards,” wrote one supporter.

Most of the criticism came from Finland’s conservative opposition, which is unlikely to compete with the hip prime minister. One fan wrote that she became a symbol of progress. “If we had always asked these Conservatives for permission, there would be no women prime ministers. I am proud to show this video to my friends and colleagues. The world and ‘acceptable values’ are changing.” Is Finland’s PM Sanna Marin the coolest leader ever?


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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