Sea Marie Serup: Elbæks departure is critical for the party

the Alternative is entering a difficult and unpredictable period of time, after the chairman and founder Uffe Elbæk on Monday announced that he retires as chair

Sea Marie Serup: Elbæks departure is critical for the party

the Alternative is entering a difficult and unpredictable period of time, after the chairman and founder Uffe Elbæk on Monday announced that he retires as chairman and become an ordinary member of parliament.

It tells B. T.'s political commentator, Sea Marie Serup.

"It is tremendously losing partistifteren at a time when they don't have more seats in the games at the Palace, and where their agenda has been embraced by the other parties to such a degree that they are no longer distinguishable."

in Particular, it is a critical situation for the party, because Uffe Elbæk has been the very epitome of the Alternative.

Uffe Elbæks crucial role in the party has also led to criticism of several laps. Among other things, from the former member of parliament for the Alternative Caroline Magdalene Meier, who has stated publicly that the bad election results of the summer elections should require the scrutiny of the chair.

That the Alternative has been strongly Uffe Elbæks project, has been the key to both success and adversity, assesses the Sea Marie Serup.

"Uffe Elbæks crucial role in the Alternative has been a part of the party's problem. You have been in need of, that it was 'Uffes party', in order that the project could get up and fly," says the Sea Marie Serup.

the Alternative was crashing into Parliament with nine mandates at the party's first election in 2015. It happened with the unique and historic visions of a comprehensive green transformation and a complete new political culture.

One can say, however, that the party has triumphed itself to death, tells the Sea Marie Serup.

in The elections held in the summer of 2019 would all parties be on the climate change agenda, and suddenly got the Alternative no longer alone with their high reduktionskrav.

It is interpreted as one of the reasons that the party went bad back at the general election and now are left with five seats.

however, It can still be regarded as an indirect success of Uffe Elbæk and the party, says the Sea Marie Serup.

"The green agenda would not be where it is today if it were not for the Alternative. They have helped to show a way that you can have a different political culture," she says.

Uffe Elbæk and Alternativets political vision have in many ways been ahead of his time, believes the Sea Marie Serup.

Since the party first began to talk about reduktionskrav in the emissions of greenhouse gases by 70 percent in 2030, they stood very much alone.

And when the party fabulerede on vegetardage in the nation's households and canteens, laughed at people mockingly, tells the Sea Marie Serup.

Uffe Elbæk and the Alternative was too early out and demand that you should assess the climate costs of legislative proposals before they were implemented. It has the Socialist government now appointed a committee to prepare a model for.

"They have taken the discussions early so that we thought it was gakkelak. But now we are talking seriously about it," says the Sea Marie Serup.

Uffe Elbæks political success must be measured on examples such as these, think the Sea Marie Serup.

although it is small, with concrete political impact in the settlement and finanslovsaftaler, mean Sea Marie Serup, that Uffe Elbæk has managed to make fundamental changes in the mindsets of the Palace.

Updated Date: 16 December 2019, 21:00

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