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Norway's Crown Prince is a 'lefty': Populist leader

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Norway's Crown Prince is a 'lefty': Populist leader
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon (centre left) with his wife Mette Marit (centre right). Photo: Facebook
10:33 CEST+02:00
Per Sandberg, the deputy leader of Norway's Progress Party, has attacked Norway's Crown Prince and Princess for being "on the left", in a new book in which he calls for the country to become a monarchy.
The populist politician, who leapt back to prominence at the party's annual convention on the weekend, argued that Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit could not be considered politically neutral. 
"The royal couple is on the left side of Norwegian politics, especially on the environment, climate change, immigration, and other important questions," he said in an interview for a new book, published tomorrow. "It only strengthens my position that we should not have a Royal Family." 
Sandberg was interviewed for a new book, Republic of Norway, by Kjetil Bragli Alstadheim, a commentator who writes for the country's DN newspaper. 
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