Party leader Liv Signe Navarsete held a press conference Tuesday afternoon where she announced that the party will choose a new leadership trio. Navarsete met the press after a central board meeting where the party's future new leadership was discussed. The meeting was scheduled only days after Navarsete announced that she is ready to pass on her position to a new leader.
"In the Centre Party, as in other parties, we want to mirror the entire country and put together a leadership group that reflects the nation," Navarsete told the press.
She did not want to comment on specific names or rumours, but said that a new leader must be able to have a fresh, new start.
Deputy leaders Trygve Slagsvold Vedum and Ola Borten Moe do not want to say whether they are potential candidates for the position as party leader, but Moe says that he is happy to continue as Deputy Leader.
In order to ensure a fair and democratic election process, the entire central board have opened up their positions, according to a summary from Tuesday's meeting.
Navarsete informs that each County will provide their input on who they would like to form the leadership-trio. An election committee will be established by the end of January, and an extraordinary National Congress will most likely be held on April 7.
"It is important that the election committe can put together a leadership-trio that can create the peace that I think the entire party is longing for," Navarsete says.