"We should not just be a party for Christians but also for Muslims," Emil André Erstad (22), told Dagsavisen."I will work to bring more Muslim members into the party and to get them elected, because the party needs it."
Erstad, who is standing for election at next week's party congress, said he was wanted to exploit the recent decision of the party to end the requirement that all party officials must be Christian believers.
He said the party should follow the Labour Party, whose youth wing has successfully recruited many young people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
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