The drama is coming to a head: she is Now the favorite to replace Elbæk

Jospehine Fock also won the first vote to become the new leader for the Alternative with 567 votes. Theresa Scavenius was number two with 451 votes, Rasmus No

The drama is coming to a head: she is Now the favorite to replace Elbæk

Jospehine Fock also won the first vote to become the new leader for the Alternative with 567 votes. Theresa Scavenius was number two with 451 votes, Rasmus No

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
01 February 2020 Saturday 23:00
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The drama is coming to a head: she is Now the favorite to replace Elbæk

Jospehine Fock also won the first vote to become the new leader for the Alternative with 567 votes.

Theresa Scavenius was number two with 451 votes, Rasmus Nordqvist got 403 votes, while Sascha got 216 votes.

Earlier in the day was Alternativets outgoing leader, Uffe Elbæk, one big smile, when he Saturday afternoon arrived at Amager Bio.

In the more than six years he has been the first founder and, since the leader of the Alternative. But now it's over. On Alternativets extraordinary national convention in Copenhagen will be his replacement as the head Saturday found.

Although the influence will be less, so weigh the relief of to get rid lederansvaret higher, one must understand at Elbæk.

He does not point to a candidate to replace him:

- I have promised myself, that I have a large, large patch in front of the mouth. I have also after the bell 20, when we have a decision.

- however, I will say that I am looking to get my personal political voice back. In the six years I have been a collective voice for the Alternative. As of Monday I am an ordinary member of Parliament. I am looking forward to, " says Uffe Elbæk.

See also: the power struggle after farvelbæk: Plenty of alternatives

Elbæk will be in Alternativets folketingsgruppe. Here he will put himself in the forefront of a cultural policy project and fight for greater democracy in the rest of the parliamentary term, he says.

He continues also as the rapporteur for the education, training and research, business and entrepreneurship.

the Majority of the candidates to replace Elbæk sitting however not in the Parliament.

Actually it is only the Rasmus Nordqvist, which today is part of the Alternativets folketingsgruppe. Josefine Fock and all the other candidates shall, where appropriate, lead the party from a position outside the Palace.

Thus, the Alternative ports in the slightly curious situation that the former founder and charismatic leader Uffe Elbæk sitting in the Parliament, while the new leader does not do.

Question: do you Think it is important that a leader sits in the Parliament?

- I have even recommended that we open up to the new leader need not sit in Parliament. But I will say that it is not without challenges to get a head that sits outside of the Parliament. We should try and deal with professionally, and we can also well.

Question: Some believe it will be hard to take over the leadership after you, because you have filled so much. What do you say to it?

- I take it as a compliment, " says Uffe Elbæk and laughs.

- in the sense that I think that a political leader must fill something. Regardless of who it is. It will be very strange, if you are a political leader and does not have a strong public profile.

- But I have no problems with stepping down from the stage. I am looking forward to not having to wake at half past seven and check mails and presselister, and what do I know. I'm looking forward immensely to start on Monday.

Question: What are the major political achievements for the Alternative in your time as a leader?

- we are discussing The climate and democracy, as we do today, is I hammer proud of, " says Uffe Elbæk.

He does not regret that he pointed to himself as the cabinet above Mette Frederiksen up to the elections last year. A decision that might have contributed to the Alternativets decline.

- When we make the decision, it was the completely right thing, because the Social democrats would not give an influence on immigration policy, says Elbæk.

See also: the power struggle after farvelbæk: Plenty of alternatives

Updated: 01.02.2020 23:00
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