Harassment and cyberbullying against elected officials, especially local politicians, are a threat to democracy, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Høyre/Conservative Party).
“We may risk losing many valuable voices in local politics. We must focus on this,” Solberg said in her speech when parliamentary representatives gathered for the annual Christmas luncheon in the Storting’s (Parliament) central hall.
Several travel expense cases, the Nav case, and the fact that Erna Solberg fulfilled her dream of a conservative four-party government have left their mark on 2019 for the parliamentary politicians.
“It has been an eventful year. But from the government’s point of view it has been a good year,” commented Solberg, who also praised the parliamentary representatives for the ability to capture moods and trends in the population.
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