Norway’s Center Party rejects government cooperation with Progress Party

Trygve Slagsvold VedumPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB

Newly elected Progress Party (FRP) leader Sylvi Listhaug recently said she was open to possible government collaboration with the Center Party (SP) after this autumn’s election. SP leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum rejects the idea.

Listhaug and Vedum met for a debate on P2 on Wednesday morning.

The FRP has made peace with the Center Party and has opened the door for a government collaboration between the parties, together with the Conservatives (H). 

Listhaug believes that the parties agree – in principle – on several points, although there are also many differences. But Vedum has no desire to cooperate with the FRP. 

“It is sad to have to say no so bluntly, but that is how it is when you disagree so much politically. In the end, you have to look at what the FRP has done when they have had power,” Vedum said.

The debate ended up being more about the differences than about the similarities between the parties. 

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

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