Solberg’s right-hand man thinks there were too many party leader debates during the election campaign

Erna Solberg - Rune AlstadsæterPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

State Secretary Rune Alstadsæter (H) at the Prime Minister’s Office believes that there have been too many party leader debates in the election campaign.

Several of the party leaders’ closest advisers participated in NRK’s ​​morning show “Politisk kvarter” on election day. Among other things, they were asked whether they thought that too many party leader debates were carried out.

“I think so. It is important that we take part in debates, of course, a prime minister should do that, but television viewing has plummeted, television as a medium barely reaches people under 60 years of age,” Alstadsæter, who acts as a press officer for Solberg, said.

Solberg has participated in between eight and ten such debates, according to Alstadsæter.

“I think the 2021 election campaign is still tied up in an old medium – time should have been used differently,” he said.

The Labor Party’s (AP) communications manager Jarle Roheim Håkonsen stated that the party leader debates still reach important voter groups. 

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

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