Bollestad wants to become the Christian Democratic Party’s leader on a permanent basis

Olaug Bollestad - Jan Frode BollestadPhoto: Naina Helen Jåma / NTB

Acting party leader Olaug Bollestad in the Christian Democrats (KRF) has informed the party’s election committee that she wants the role on a permanent basis.

Bollestad has a long career in KRF and has held several positions, including being the deputy leader since 2015. The party will elect a new leader at its national meeting on November 13.

“I have great faith that Norway needs a strong party that upholds human dignity and Christian values. In a time of increased polarization, KRF, as a Christian Democratic center party, will have an important role, and we will fulfill it,” she wrote in an email to NTB.

She says the party will continue to advocate its core issues through the opposition role in the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“Now we are in opposition in the Storting, but we will continue our work for families with children, the country’s elderly, and the world’s poor. At the same time, we will build a strong KRF team throughout the country, and get a bigger and stronger KRF both in the local elections and the next parliamentary elections,” Bollestad said.

She adds that it would be an honor to take over from Kjell Ingolf Ropstad as party leader in the KRF. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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