It is not more than some months ago, Carl Andersen lost a competitive elections for the position of chairman of Liberal Alliance Youth after a case of sexual assault. In the weekend was the very same Carl Andersen elected to the LA's central executive committee with the next highest number of votes.
The protagonist can well understand if some voters wondering about the quick comeback.
- When you look it from the outside, I can well understand that some may wonder. However, the people who it concerns – in other words, our members within our organization – both in the Liberal Alliance and in LAU, which is involved in cases, know me and know what happened from both sides of the spectrum. They have provided full support, including the new president, which overthrew me on the landsmødet – has provided full support to my set-up, he says to Ekstra Bladet.
Carl Andersen explains that he has learned a part of the case. Therefore, he will in the future take requests for sexual violations more serious.
- On the landsmødet apologized, I also for that I, along with the majority had not done even more and been even more outreach, and whatever else there was. The people that you had made, so I have put me completely down flat on the and taken note of, he says.
the Liberal Alliance political rapporteur, Christina Egelund, affirms, that all the members can freely put up to the main board, and that the election of Carl Andersen is a matter between the party central executive committee and the members. But she put the same time emphasis on the fact that the former president, in her opinion, has not handled the cases of sexual violations satisfactory.
- It is important to keep in mind that Carl Andersen himself is not involved in the cases which are reported to the police. I said at the time in connection with the landsmødet of Liberal Alliance Youth, that I do not think that you have handled the ongoing cases right. It has Carl nor, she says.
On the question of whether or not she has the confidence to Carl Andersen can perform the function of the main board well enough, she replies:
- I always think that we as people learn by the actions we commit. Also of the errors we have committed. I have never made a secret of, that I do not think that the then leadership in the LAU handled the deeply serious cases of sexkrænkelser, as you should. It was well, therefore, that the members of Liberal Alliance Youth selected to replace management.
Christina Egelund shall be liable to the new leadership in the Liberal Alliance Youth is in full swing to implement a new code of conduct for proper and appropriate behavior.