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Norway Christian Democrats: Less is more. COMMENTARY: Priorities remain within the family for Norway’s Christian Democrats (KrF). KrF are heading for their most important Party conference in years and are betting on what traditionally has been their home turf - family values. The Party, which have struggled in the opinion polls ahead of the elections this autumn, now wants the state to compensate for people who cut their working week by a day a week to stay home with children. This subsidy is due to be give parents with children under three years, Aftenposten reports. It is unknown whether the suggestion was brought forward by the fact that their Party leader, 41-year-old Knut Arild Hareide, became a dad for the first time recently. KrF has traditionally been the Norwegian political Party that puts family values first in their political program.

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Norway Christian Democrats: Less is more

Published on Friday, 26th April, 2013 at 06:50 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.

COMMENTARY: Priorities remain within the family for Norway’s Christian Democrats (KrF).

Knut Arild Hareide
Knut Arild Hareide
Photo: Trondheim Havn/Flickr


KrF are heading for their most important Party conference in years and are betting on what traditionally has been their home turf - family values.

The Party, which have struggled in the opinion polls ahead of the elections this autumn, now wants the state to compensate for people who cut their working week by a day a week to stay home with children. This subsidy is due to be give parents with children under three years, Aftenposten reports.

It is unknown whether the suggestion was brought forward by the fact that their Party leader, 41-year-old Knut Arild Hareide, became a dad for the first time recently. KrF has traditionally been the Norwegian political Party that puts family values first in their political program.

It was also the Party that introduced the cash support for mothers who wanted to stay home with their toddlers until the age of three over a decade ago, at the time the Party had a large success at the ballot boxes.

The Party suggests a more flexible family maternity leave that increases to 68 weeks, up four weeks from today, they cannot manage to get their less is more reform through,. In its new wrapping, a parent would be able to take out maternity leave until the child is aged ten.

KrF also wants to put a roof on the hours that children can stay in kindergarten. The Party got 5.5 per cent of the votes at the last elections, but recent opinion polls have shown that they are, struggling leaving them at 4.2 per cent. This means that KrF could find itself struggling to remain above the 4 per cent limit that is needed to get MPs in Parliament.



Published on Friday, 26th April, 2013 at 06:50 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.

This post has the following tags: norwaypolitics, familiesnorway.





  
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