Hareide and the two deputies Kjell Ingolf Ropstad and Olaug Bollestad will attend a number of meetings in the county councils of KrF in the coming weeks before the party holds an extraordinary national meeting on November 2.
Christian Democratic Party leader Knut Arild Hareide will visit the county council in Agder on Thursday evening to take the cooperation discussion.
Acoording to a survey by NRK, 20 of 24 local leaders in the soon-merged county do not share Hareide’s view that the party should seek government cooperation with the Labor Party and the Center Party. There are also some people who even think that Hareide can not continue as a leader.
Deputy chairman Kjell Ingolf Ropstad attends the meeting in Vennesla on Thursday. The meeting is closed to the media.
Agder KrF holds its extraordinary annual meeting on 26 October and will then elect 18 delegates to the national meeting.
This will be the largest county delegation followed by Rogaland, which Hareide visits with Bollestad on Friday. Also in Rogaland, resistance to cooperation with the left is great, but according to Stavanger Aftenblad, Ap-friendly forces mobilize for Hareide to be heard.
Rogaland has its extraordinary county council meeting on October 20, and will then choose 16 of the 193 country meeting delegates.
The county council meetings shall also decide whether to bind delegates at the national meeting to vote for a particular view. The county council in Agder recommends that their delegates not be bound but that they should reflect the view in the county team as far as possible.