Hillary Clinton backs Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin after dancing video

The Finnish Prime Minister took a voluntary drugs test after video emerged of her on a night out

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Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has backed Sanna Marin after the Finnish Prime Minister was filmed dancing on a night out.

Several media outlets published video of Ms Marin dancing with her friends and celebrities, which soon went viral around the world.

Ms Marin said she was disappointed about private videos leaking, and insisted she had just been drinking alcohol.

The Finnish PM even took a voluntary drugs test, which came back negative.

Sanna Marin responding to criticism
Sanna Marin responding to criticism

After receiving criticism from some claiming that she had not displayed behaviour befitting a Prime Minister, thousands have supported Ms Marin.

One high profile supporter of Ms Marin has been Hillary Clinton, who shared a picture of herself dancing.

She tweeted: "As Ann Richards said, 'Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.'

"Here's me in Cartagena while I was there for a meeting as Secretary of State.

Handout photo issued by Swansea University of Former First Lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Handout photo issued by Swansea University of Former First Lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

"Keep dancing Sanna Marin."

Sports presenter Aleksi Valavuori, one of the prime minister's critics, has urged her to resign in the wake of the incident.

He said: "Some been saying she’s cool, maybe among other teenagers.

"She is by far the most incompetent prime minister we ever had. Knows nothing. Please take your leather jacket and resign."

In response to the incident, Ms Marin insisted she had nothing to hide.

She said: "I haven't used drugs, I haven't used anything other than alcohol.

"I have nothing to conceal or hide, and I haven't done anything illegal.

"These are private videos and are not intended for the public.

"I'm still going to be friends with my friends."