Eva Kristin Hansen to NRK: “I have no plans to resign as President of the Norwegian parliament”

Eva Kristin HansenPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Eva Kristin Hansen admitted to breaking the rules on commuter housing but has no plans to resign as President of the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“I have been elected President of the Storting and got the confidence in the Storting, and have no plans to do anything else,” Hansen (AP) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Rasmus Hansson in the Green Party (MDG) asked Hansen to resign earlier on Wednesday, while Progress Party (FRP) leader Sylvi Listhaug asked her to consider her position.

In 2014, Eva Kristin Hansen established herself with her husband in their shared home in Ski, 29 kilometers from Oslo. The address she gave to the Storting was Trond Giske’s apartment in Trondheim, where she rented a room. The rules require that you live at least 40 kilometers away from the Storting to get commuter housing.

Only in 2017, when she announced her move to Ski, did she cancel her commuter home in Oslo.

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

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