Green Party veteran believes the MDG didn’t choose the right strategy

Jan Bojer VindheimPhoto: Vidar Knai / NTB SCANPIX

The longtime Green Party (MDG) politician Jan Bojer Vindheim reacted to the fact that the party issued an ultimatum and stated it would not support a government that continues oil exploration.

According to the newspaper Klassekampen, Vindheim believes this was not the right strategy. The ultimatum was adopted in May.

“I have always believed that the Greens are not ready to sit in government, so it is good that it is not relevant for us. But entering into government negotiations with that type of ultimatum is counterproductive. We should say that all oil exploration must stop, as the UN also says, that is, of course, correct, but this ultimatum scheme did not work as intended,” he said.

Vindheim has been in the party since 1988 and now sits in the County Council in Trøndelag. He also warns, among other things, against the MDG profiling itself as a party for a small, urban group.

Party secretary Torkil Vederhus says that Vindheim’s concerns will be part of the evaluation of the election campaign.

According to TV 2, the MDG lacked just over 1,700 votes on Tuesday night to reach the critical threshold of 4% and thus will not receive equalization mandates. 

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

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