Sanna Marin follows in a long line of politicians filmed dancing, some more enthusiastically than others
Sanna Marin
Sanna Marin partying with friends. Photograph: Twitter
Jon Henley
Jon Henley
Fri 19 Aug 2022 14.11 BST
Last modified on Fri 19 Aug 2022 21.17 BST

Sanna Marin’s penchant for partying may have landed her in a spot of bother at home, but even her fiercest critics would not deny that the Finnish prime minister throws more than competent shapes – certainly compared to some other world leaders.

As social media has been quick to point out, very few heads of state or government, present or past, can move like Marin. So here’s a reminder of how a few other top politicians fared when they hit the dancefloor.

First, though, this is how it should be done:
Leaked footage of Sanna Marin dancing sparks controversy in Finland – video

Now, here’s perhaps the finest of several startling dance performances from Britain’s former prime minister Theresa May, bopping enthusiastically at the Henley festival:

Not to be outdone, her successor, Boris Johnson, produced some smooth moves of his own at his belated wedding bash this summer:

Further afield, here’s the former German chancellor Angela Merkel with a brave effort, albeit confined largely to somewhat bewildered hand-clapping

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