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SV has found himself

SV has found its soul – to the extent that it can as a party of power.


[national meeting] Despite the fact that SV's national meeting 22.-25. March was added to Clarion Hotel Oslo Airport, at Gardermoen, the meeting was not a direct take-off. This was due to both the nerve-wracking battle vote for the deputy leader position, as well as Minister of Education Øystein Djupedal's unfortunate statements – where he put political pressure on a party colleague.

But still: Maybe it was just such a sober and objective meeting of the government party needed, without the very big views on take-off or hallelujah mood, as it could be easier when the SV was in no-obligation opposition. There was something historical about this country meeting: the first in the party's history where it has been sitting in power, in position, at the king's table.

That is how the ring ended, 45 years and nine months after the predecessor Socialist People's Party (SF) had its first national meeting at the Engineers' House in Oslo, 17.-18. June 1961. At that time the party was founded after the Labor Party excluded the radicals in the circle Orientering,. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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