He was the best replacement, according to Sporting, who formally elected Masood Karahkani as Sporting president on Thursday morning.
He is not branded in the new office, but he is happy with the look.
– Here you look towards the castle and the king. I love the king so much.
– Now you are in second place after the king.
– Yes, that’s good. Because we can be good friends. I look forward to it.
Gharahkhani was actually a trained radiographer, and worked elsewhere in Rjukan Hospital, but his social involvement led him into politics.
Prior to his election to Sporting in 2017, he was a former Labor mayoral candidate in Tramman. Here he, among others, did not formulate the party’s new immigration policy and was not ashamed of the demands and controversial debates.
He will be Sorting’s first president with an expatriate background.
Came to Norway from Iran at the age of five.
– I was born in Tehran and then we fled to Norway due to war and lack of democracy.
The difference between the million-strong city of Tehran and Øvre Eiker was nice, but Gharahkhani soon found his place in his hometown of Skotselv, for which he thanked his parents.
– There I soon became Masood from Koperut and a part of the local community. I played at Bakke IF and I was called Little Maradona. I think it happened mostly because of the attractive skin color and a little roundness, but I live a little more.
– It was too big
At home in Øvre Eiker, father Bijan flagged off for his son, the leader of Storting.
– Grandchildren should be flagged off for the bill by next Sunday.
During his tenure, Bijan Karahkani became chief minister with an immigrant background on the Municipal Council in Øvre Eiker. At one point, the father and son sat together on the municipal council for the Labor Party.
– Maybe he is from me, says Gharahkhani wisely.
Tears welled up when she received the news that her son had received a presidential gift.
– It was too big. It really touched my heart and inspired me. For a country where we live, says Gharahkhani.
Throughout TV2’s interview, his phone rings and greetings tick in. The living room table is covered with flowers.
– We have a lot of friends. We have been a part of the community at vre Eiker for 34 years. We will never lose our old homeland again.
Karahkani has no doubt that his son is the right person.
– He cares about the people around him, he talks to people, and if you tell him something, he does the job.
Kharkani, who was born in Iran, came to Norway with his family in 1987. More racist comments Shared on Facebook under the article TV2.
“They lurk everywhere,” one wrote. “No, that’s enough. They will soon capture the whole country,” another commented.
– It is unacceptable with impulse. Karahkani says some do, but most are not, and continues:
– I am incredibly happy that Norway is my country. Norway has given me wonderful opportunities. That is why I am a part of Sorting and Democracy.
When it comes to music, Sporting’s latest leader has a clear choice.
– I really like Tina Turner. The head of the newly elected start-up asks one of his advisers if he could start each day with “The Best” of the speakers here.
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