New political party planned
A Facebook group fighting for political prioritisation of tunnel work in Klaksvík is now looking to set up a new political party.
The group was created seven years ago and currently has more than 1,200 members.
It was established by Hjalmar Zachariassen, whose mission statement reads as follows:
“It is unrealistic to believe that the ‘Tunlar norður um fjall’ debate [the proposal to build new tunnels between Klaksvík and Árnafjørður and between Árnafjørður and Norðtoftir] will continue. The government is just hoping that we will stop campaigning for this.
“The most sensible thing to do is to set up a new political party – Føroyaflokkurin. My main objective is to shed light on the unfair prioritisation and the unfair rules regarding areas outside of the central region of the Faroe Islands.”
The group is now aiming to collect 800 signatures and is looking for suitable candidates to represent the new party.
Translated by prosa.fo.