Pia Kjærsgaard points to Morten Messerschmidt as the new chairman of the Danish People’s Party.
It says the former chairman and party founder to Berlingske.
»Among the candidates, Morten Messerschmidt is absolutely best suited. He is gifted, extremely diligent, good at our politics, incredibly kind to people, and he is presentable, which also means something to a chairman, “says Pia Kjærsgaard to the newspaper.
If the current deputy chairman comes to the helm when a new chairman is to be elected at an annual meeting on 23 January, Pia Kjærsgaard sees herself stepping into the party’s leadership again.
“I want to be the one to keep track of things, because I think people miss that. The top management we have previously boasted of must return so that we prevent things from exploding, “she says.
In addition to Messerschmidt, Merete Dea Larsen, Erik Høgh-Sørensen and Martin Henriksen are candidates to succeed Kristian Thulesen Dahl as chairman.
For a long time, there had been speculation as to whether Inger Støjberg would run for president. On Friday, however, Støjberg announced that she would not run. She is also not a member of the party.
The Liberal Party’s former deputy chairman had been urged several times by a number of prominent DF members, including Kristian Thulesen Dahl and Pia Kjærsgaard, to join the DF and even become chairman of the party immediately.
Pressed too hard
Pia Kjærsgaard now says that she thinks that the Danish People’s Party has pressed too hard to get Støjberg to stand up.
However, she still hopes that Støjberg will at some point join the party. But she will not answer whether she would rather have Støjberg as chairman than Messerschmidt.
“I can not relate to that, because she is out of this talk now. When she was convicted in the Supreme Court, that game was over, “says Pia Kjærsgaard to Berlingske.
Pia Kjærsgaard was chairman of the Danish People’s Party from the party’s founding in 1995 until 2012, when Kristian Thulesen Dahl took over the post.
He resigns as a direct consequence of DF’s poor local elections in November last year.
Morten Messerschmidt has been deputy chairman of DF since August 2020. He is a member of the Folketing and a former member of the European Parliament.
Source: Politiken.dk – Forsiden by politiken.dk.
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