Somali-Norwegian political trailblazer vying for deputy chief in Norway’s Socialist Left Party

Saturday March 18, 2023

Storting consultant Marian Hussein has been proposed to the election committee as the brand new deputy chief of SV. PHOTO: JAVAD M. PARSA / NTB

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Oslo (AX) – Marian Hussein from Oslo and Lars Haltbrekken from Trøndelag are equally vying for the situation of deputy chief in Norway’s Socialist Left Party (SV).

Marian Hussein, a consultant in Norway’s supreme legislature, the Storting, hopes to be elected SV’s deputy chief in the course of the upcoming countrywide assembly. Meanwhile, Lars Haltbrekken, the long-standing chief of the Nature Conservation Association, can be vying for the situation.

In February, the election committee of SV was divided on regardless of whether to elect Lars Haltbrekken or Marian Hussein because the celebration’s new deputy chief. Four committee members supported Haltbrekken, even as three most popular Marian Hussein.

The election committee’s chairman, Pål Julius Skogholt, who helps Hussein’s bid for deputy chief, reported, “We have had many good candidates to become deputy chairman. We are left with two excellent candidates, both of whom can do an excellent job as deputy leader of SV.”

The election committee unanimously endorsed Kirsti Bergstø as the brand new SV chief and Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes as certainly one of the 2 deputy leaders.

Hussein’s supporters feel that the celebration wants new voices and profiles in management roles to broaden the celebration’s enchantment and attain new voters. Hussein is the celebration’s spokesperson for health and wellbeing coverage and made heritage as the primary parliamentary consultant of African descent in Norway’s supreme legislature. 

Hussein has labored as a nursing assistant, environmental therapist, investigation assistant, and in little one welfare prone. She is overwhelmed by the confidence of the election committee and, if elected, can be the primary deputy chief in Norway with an African background.

Hussein, who was born in Somalia and moved to Norway when she was ten years previous, instructed Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, “Having my experience both from frontline service and as a refugee has been important for my political involvement in SV. Expanding the party so that people in Groruddalen also feel that they have power and influence in top Norwegian politics has been important to me.”

Marian Abdi Hussein has been a deputy consultant for Oslo from 2017 to 2021. She was elected consultant to the Storting from the constituency of Oslo for the interval 2021–2025

“If elected, I will be the first deputy leader in Norway with an African background. I feel that this is an opportunity for us as a party to show a greater breadth of who we are and to show new voters and members that we take their votes seriously,” reported Hussein.

Marian Hussein and Lars Haltbrekken are in a battle for the situation of deputy chief. Here they’ve a well mannered snowball combat inside the soiled climate at Gardermoen. Photo: Hallgeir Vågenes / VG

Hussein’s opponent, Haltbrekken, is a veteran of the environmental motion and has been the celebration’s main discern in discussing how Norway’s electrical energy disaster ought to be dealt with. Both candidates are self-assured of victory on the countrywide meeting votes, which is able to happen on Saturday.

Haltbrekken is optimistic that the celebration will thrive despite the consequence, acknowledging Hussein’s notable qualities. Similarly, Hussein believes the celebration will healing from a honest procedure and countrywide gatherings the place all contributors experience included, despite the winner.

The celebration is anticipated to decide on Kirsti Bergstø as the brand new chief, succeeding Audun Lysbakken.

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