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Re-election for Vedum could cost Mehl his place in the Storting

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If party leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp) is re-elected in the 2025 general election, current Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (Sp) may lose her place as Hedmark representative in the Storting. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 12.05.2024 21:59:34

Policy: According to the surveys, the Center Party is likely to lose one out of two parliamentary representatives from Hedmark, writes Our country.

The media’s party polls show that the party has more than halved nationally since the snap election in 2021. Then the party received 13.5 percent of the vote, while in April this year the polls showed a support of 6.2 percent.

That would have given 11 representatives of the Storting compared to today’s 28.

Today SP leader and Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum and Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl have been elected to the Storting for the Hedmark Center Party.

If the party is to retain its two mandates in Hedmark, it requires support in the county of around 17 per cent. The calculations for the website Poll of pollswhich is based on national figures from published opinion polls, indicates that Sp would get 12 per cent in Hedmark in April this year.

County leader of the party in Hedmark, Margrethe Haarr, points out to Vårt Land that there is still some time until the election.

– We have faith that SP will go ahead and retain two mandates from Hedmark, she says.

Vedum also tells the newspaper that the plan is to win two more mandates.

Neither he nor Mehl has announced whether they want re-election to the Storting in 2025.

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