“Today I have notified the Election Commission of Akershus AB that I wish to continue as leader of the district party. At the same time, I have written to them that I am not seeking re-election to the central council of the party. After 25 years in the central council, starting in 2002 plus four years as leader of the AUF 1996-2000, the time has come to give Akershus a new voice in the Labor Party’s highest body. I am absolutely enthusiastic about defending the Akershus Ap in the future.”
She’s not writing it outright, but in RB’s understanding, the party veteran is doing so to pave the way for shooting star Tonje Brenna, who is the hottest candidate to become the new deputy leader of the Ap when the national meeting meets on May 4-6. They are both from Gesheim, and there is no room for two people from Akershus, who are also ministers, in the prestigious central government.
Prime Minister of Gesheim. look at this! But first it has to peak in May
The Central Council is the party’s highest body after the National Assembly and the National Council. Grasrota complained that the body was too heavy and a wider cast was needed. With Tonje Brenna on his way, Huitfeldt elected to give way.
If Tonje Brenna becomes the new deputy leader, she would likely be the prime candidate to take over from Jonas Gahr Støre when he one day steps down as Labor leader.