A week after the election, a tearful Erna Solberg told that her husband Sindre Finnes traded heavily in shares while she was prime minister. At 19.30 they publish a timeline of the party’s handling of the matter.
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Conservative leader Erna Solberg has been under great pressure after she told about the husband’s share purchase.
The party has been accused of withholding information about Finnes’ dealings until after the election. The Conservative Party rejects this.
On Tuesday evening at 19.30, the party will publish a timeline of its handling of the case, according to E24.
3,640 stock trades
In the election campaign, Solberg received more and more questions about Finne’s activity on the stock market.
According to Solberg, her alarm only went off on Friday 8 September, three days before the election. The reason was an E24 case about 22 unknown stock trades. This case was published two days before this, on the evening of Wednesday 6 September.
Several of the companies on the list were unknown to Solberg and the Prime Minister’s office – and showed a greater scope than what Solberg had previously told about.
Finansavisen also mentioned several unknown share deals as early as 1 September.
Only four days after the election did Solberg present a list which showed that Finnes had done 3,640 stock trades while she was prime minister. This disqualified her in several cases – and has weakened her confidence with the people.
Solberg says that she did not know the total extent of the share trading, and called this a serious breach of trust from Finnes’ side.