Espen Barth Eide risks losing a secure seat in the Storting


The composition of Oslo Ap’s list for the Storting election could be a thriller. Both Espen Barth Eide and Siri Staalesen can lose a secure seat in the Storting.

Former Minister of Defense Espen Barth Eide (Labor Party) gets more competitors for permanent parliamentary seats on the list for the Oslo Labor Party. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

According to Klassekampen, party leader Jonas Gahr Støre is self-described as top of the list, while there may be a battle for the other seats.

On Wednesday, the nomination committee had a meeting where it went through the local teams’ input to who they think should be on the list, and according to sources the newspaper has spoken to, it is especially about third place the match will be.

Here is the battle between parliamentary representative and former foreign minister Espen Barth Eide (56) and Oslo Labor leader Frode Jacobsen (52).

24 local teams want Barth Eide in third place, while 19 local teams want Jacobsen, the newspaper writes.

The places on the nomination list are distributed between every other man and woman, so the second place and the fourth place are already occupied, while the fifth place is uncertain based on today’s measurements.

In the last election, the second place was occupied by Siri Staalesen (47), who may be challenged about that position by Oslo’s deputy mayor Kamzy Gunaratnam (32) and lawyer Zaineb Al-Samarai (32).

According to the newspaper, 19 local teams will have Gunaratnam in second place, while 11 will have Staalesen and nine will support Al-Samarai.

The nomination committee’s final recommendation will be ready by 24 November, while the final nomination meeting will take place on 1 December.

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