PHOTO: Lysbakken ahead of Støre meeting: “I think we will have a good chat”

Jonas Gahr Støre - Audun LysbakkenPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Socialist Left Party (SV) leader Audun Lysbakken is optimistic ahead of today’s meeting with Labor Party (AP) leader Jonas Gahr Støre.

The meeting started at 10 AM on Thursday. It is taking place the day after the meeting between Støre and SP leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum.

“It is impossible to get a nicer breakfast guest,” Støre said as he welcomed Lysbakken into his home at Ris in Oslo.

The SV leader, for his part, was followed by a large press corps on his way to the AP leader. He said he was optimistic ahead of the meeting.

“I think it will be a good chat. We simply need some time to sit down and talk together and sort out things,” he stated.

AP leader Jonas Gahr Støre and SV leader Audun Lysbakken meet at Støre’s home. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

Talks start

Both Støre and Lysbakken want a red-green government with the Labor Party, the Center Party, and the Socialist Left Party, but the Center Party is lukewarm to the idea.

“Now we get to look at precisely that issue. The voters have given us a task to help Norway get a new government. We take that seriously. We know that we must find out who will sit in the government, but we must also find out what we are going to do for people in Norway to bring about a fair green shift,” Lysbakken said.

He added that he does not expect to come out of the meeting with big news.

“Now, we will start the talks and see how far we get. Then we will take it from there,” Lysbakken said.

“For us, what we have said all along applies. We are prepared to go into government, but it is politics that decides.”

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