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Should Prime Ministers Have Right To Party

Who is Sanna Marin?

  • Sanna Mirella Marin is a Finnish politician who is serving as the prime minister of Finland since 2019.
  • She is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) and has been a Member of Parliament since 2015.
  • Marin was selected as prime minister in 2019 at the age of 34, she is the youngest person to hold the office in Finnish history.

Finnish Feminism

  • Even in the Marin cabinet are majority ministers are women.
  • 12 out of 19 members are females .
  • Sanna Marin is the third female head of government in Finland, after Anneli Jättenmäki and Mari Kiviniemi.

The News

  • In a leaked video, Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party.
  • The 36-year-old leader poses for the camera. She sits on her knees, hands behind her head. She’s entangled in a group hug. She’s having a good time.

Sanna Marin on the video

  • Sanna Marin said she attended the party in recent weeks, but refused to say exactly where and when.
  • She also acknowledged that she and her friends celebrated in a “boisterous way” and that alcohol but, to her knowledge, no drugs was involved. She also added that her ability to perform her duties remained unimpaired during the night in question and that she would have left the party had she been required to work.
  • She also announced that she took a drug test to put an end to speculation about illegal substances.
  • Marin:
    • “I hope that in the year 2022 it’s accepted that even decision-makers dance, sing and go to parties”. “I didn’t wish for any images to be spread, but it’s up to the voters to decide what they think about it.”

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Case Study

  • You are in a top administrative position in a state in India. You were invited to a private party by well known friends from business as well as political class. The party continued till late night and videos of the party emerged on social media where attendees are seen partying in a boisterous way. In one of the videos you are also seen in a group. People are calling for your suspension and investigation into the entire incident. Some even complained that illicit drugs were being consumed at the party.
    1. Identify the different stakeholders & ethical issues involved in the case.
    2. What is the best course of action you will adopt in the above case?




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