The Finnish prime minister, Sanna Marin, has been cleared of misconduct following an official inquiry after a leaked video confirmed the 36-year-old partying final August.
Dozens of complaints have been filed to Finland’s chancellor of justice after the premier was proven dancing and partying with mates and celebrities, driving world headlines.
However the chancellor, an unbiased workplace chargeable for overseeing the legality of presidency actions and to which any citizen can lodge complaints, concluded that Marin had not uncared for her duties as prime minister.
There was “no cause to suspect the prime minister of illegal conduct within the efficiency of her duties or of neglect of her official duties”, Tuomas Pöysti, the chancellor of justice, concluded.
On the time, Marin stated she had spent “a night with mates” and that the movies have been “filmed in personal premises”. “I’m human. And I too typically lengthy for pleasure, gentle and enjoyable amidst these darkish clouds,” she stated.
Complaints to the chancellor alleged that Marin was unfit to work “because of alcohol consumption”, claimed her behaviour was inappropriate for a major minister and that she undermined Finland’s “popularity and safety”.
The chancellor stated the complaints failed to ascertain that Marin had omitted or jeopardised a “particular official obligation”.
Assessing the “ethical and social” dimension of a major minister’s leisure actions is “a matter for parliament”, the chancellor stated, including that “political accountability can be weighed periodically in democratic elections”.
In August, Marin took a drug take a look at, which got here again detrimental, to clear up any suspicion voiced by some that feedback heard on the video referred to narcotics – one thing closely debated on social media and denied by the prime minister.