Norway’s Liberal Party appointed a new leader seven months ago. The change didn’t boost its polling rating

Guri MelbyPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Half a year after Guri Melby took over as the leader of the Liberal Party (V), the party is still struggling to get over the electoral threshold.

This weekend, the Liberal Party has its national meeting, seven months after the change of leadership. Unfortunately for the party, the change did not lead to increased voter support.

Melby acknowledges that there has been a lot of “Minister Melby” and somewhat less of “party leader Melby” since she took over the leadership job, newspaper VG writes.

“I think it may be that I have been visible as Minister of Education, but perhaps not visible enough as the leader of the Liberal Party.

“Handling the corona crisis is not very connected to party politics. It may not have boosted the number of voters of the Liberal Party,” Melby added.

On the website pollofpolls.no, the Liberal Party has had an average of between 2.7% and 3.5% of support since September.

Melby says that the Liberal Party must polish its party profile even more in order to climb over the threshold limit of 4% before the parliamentary election.

“A lot can happen in half a year,” she concluded.

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

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