28 Sep, 2020

Venstre in Norway elects new party leader

At a party congress last weekend, ALDE Party member Venstre in Norway elected Guri Melby as new party leader with Sveinung Rotevatn and Abid Raja deputy leaders. All candidates ran without opposition.

“I look forward to start lifting Venstre ahead of the 2021 elections together with all our party members, to create freedom and opportunities for all,” Melby said in her speech.

“Everyone in this rooms knows that we must rise next year. We have won the last two parliamentary elections – and we will do it again. And it’s a team sport because no one wins elections alone,” Melby concluded.

One of the key things discussed at the party congress was initiative ‘Venstre says yes to the  EU’ in which the party outlines that Norway should eventually apply for the EU membership.

“We need more international cooperation on the major challenges in society and Norway should be part of the democratic institutions that influence us,” Melby said, continuing:

“We have had a long and good debate on this issue in Venstre and I am glad that so many have participated in the debate with respect for the different views that exist in the party.”

Watch the speech by Guri Melby here or below:

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