Listhaug: Venstre and KRF must change policy before we can govern with them again

Sylvi ListhaugPhoto: Naina Helén Jåma / NTB

The experience from being in government with the Liberal Party (V) and the Christian Democrats (KRF) was bad, Progress Party (FRP) leader Sylvi Listhaug said on Tuesday. She believes the two parties must change policy before a possible new attempt at joint governing.

During NRK’s Politisk kvarter on Tuesday, Listhaug boasted about the FRP’s “formidable election result.” 

The party got 11.7% of support, which is a decrease of 3.5% from the previous parliamentary elections. 

“If there is one thing the party can do, it is to be in the opposition,” according to Listhaug. 

However, she emphasized that the FRP had also shown that it could govern, especially between 2013 and 2017, when they were in government with the Conservatives.

“Then it got difficult when Venstre and KRF joined. It is a lesson for us. I hope that we can build and prepare for 2025, and then I hope the Conservatives will realize seen that they are at their very best together with the FRP.” 

When asked if the FRP would be able to cooperate in a government with the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats again, Listhaug answered:

“They would have to change policy because the (current) distance there is large.”

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayNews

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