She said that she had informed the party’s nomination committee earlier in the day that she did not intend to run in the parliamentary elections this autumn and that the party would therefore have to elect a new chairman at the party’s congress in May.
Not an easy decision Jensen says it was not an easy decision, but she is convinced that it was the right decision, both for the party and her. Jensen has been a member of parliament for the Progress Party since 1997 and took over the chairmanship from Carl I. Hagen during the year 2006. Three years later, she led the party to its biggest election victory, when it received almost 23 a percentage of votes and 41 represented in the Storting.
Jensen has been one of the most powerful and prominent politicians ever since and the undisputed leader of the Progress Party, but more controversial outside of him. She is now the party’s parliamentary party chairman and was Minister of Finance in the government of Erna Solberg from 2013 until January 2020, but then she broke off the government collaboration with the Conservative Party Solberg.
As previously stated, she recommends Sylvi Listhaug, Member of Parliament and former Minister, in her place, as she is a powerful Member of Parliament with a bone in her nose and has already announced that she intends to run for Parliament this autumn. Jensen also considers Ketil Solvik-Olsen the best vice-presidential candidate. He is a former member of parliament, minister and another deputy chairman of the party, but has not yet announced whether he will run for office this year.
The party is going to run for office in the election The Norwegian Parliament will be elected . September next and there is a steep run for the Progress Party, if opinion polls can be marked, as the party’s support has been less measured recently.
Jensen says that it has not had any effect on this decision. show. She has been in parliament for 24 years and party chairman for 15 years and now she simply feels it’s time to turn the page. “It’s about myself. I need to do something else, I need more time for myself, “says Jensen.