Leader of government party resigns
Christian Andreasen has resigned after less than eight months as the leader of Fólkaflokkurin.
He will not be standing for re-election and will now return full-time to his job as a lawyer.
Andreasen has just issued the following statement:
“As we all know, Fólkaflokkurin had a poor result in the recent Danish general election.
There are many reasons for this, but a notable reason is that the party’s nomination procedures were made against my recommendations.
My personal approval among the party’s voters at the Danish general election also went down, both in relation to the last Danish general election and the last Faroese general election in spite of my recent appointment as party leader.
I also do not have the necessary broad support from the Fólkaflokkurin parliamentary group on internal party changes that I believe need to be made.
Given this situation, I do not feel that I am the right person to lead the party. This position requires a person who can gather solid support from the entire party and especially the party’s MPs.
For these reasons, I have decided to resign as the leader of Fólkaflokkurin, and I will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming general election.
This means that I am leaving politics and I will return full-time to my job as a lawyer.
I wish to thank everyone who has supported me over the years.
I wish the party great success in the upcoming election.”
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