In this throwback photograph, Sanna Marin, 34, from Tampere was elected as the prime minister candidate of Finland at the SDP’s party board meeting at the Little Parliament on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The runner-up candidate, Antti Lindtman, was cheering on the right. Archive photograph: TONY ÖHBERG/FINLAND TODAY

LAHTI—Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) is again all over the national news. This time for tears and emotions.

At a public event arranged by the Social Democrats on Market Square in the southern city of Lahti on Wednesday, Prime Minister Marin said that the past week has not been easy for her.

“I am a human being, and also I, among these dark clouds, long for joy, light and having fun,” Marin said the event with her quivering voice. She was almost crying.


She added that she had learned from the recent events and that she will continue doing her work as well as up to this point.

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Marin was in Lahti to attend the summer meeting of SDP’s parliamentary group, the Employment Committee and the ministerial group.

Antti Lindtman, who chairs the parliamentary group of SDP, said on Wednesday that the parliamentary group stands behind Prime Minister Marin.