Fabian Stang leaves the politics
Monday 4 June
Fabian Stang (62) is leaving politics. “I have decided that I will not run for a mayor position in Oslo,” he says.
Fabian Stang was the mayor of Oslo from 2007 to 2015.
After the election fall in the fall of 2015, he has doubted and “shut up and closed both the door and opened it again” so that he can become Right Party mayor in the capital also at the municipal elections next autumn.
– Will give priority to the family. Now the decision is taken.
“I have decided to give priority to family and not politics in the future, and I have therefore reported to the head of Oslo Right Party, Heidi Nordby Lunde, that I am not considered as the party’s mayor candidate for municipal elections next year,” Stang told VG.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about this a lot. Everything has its time, and now I will go on with my life. Should I do a good job as a mayor, I would have to spend so much time that it would be incompatible with family life, including now that we have taken responsibility as foster parents for a little cute girl. Then that must be more important, says Stang.
– Now begins a new era in life. I wish the Oslo Right Party all the best and expect them to find a very good mayor candidate who can help us replace City Council leader Raymond Johansen and his city council. I’ll do my “thing”, says Stang.
– Fabian has been a folk-loving politician because he loves people.
My comment on this is:
Yes, Fabian Stang was very popular and uncontroversial. He was a bit of in conflicts, I mean. He could have done more. Now I do not vote for the Right, but I have quite a big respect for Stang. He has a good legacy though.