It was otherwise close to the parliamentary election on Constitution Day the same year.
The Christian Democrats got 1.7 percent of the vote, close to the threshold of two percent, and the party was also close to snatching a constituency seat.
Already early in the election campaign, however, Stig Grenov had withdrawn as the Christian Democrats’ front figure and left the place in the TV debates to Isabella Arendt.
Stig Grenov had developed symptoms of stress, which was caused by the fact that he had for a long time combined the position as national chairman with a full-time job as a teacher at Marie Mørk’s School in Hillerød.
During the election campaign, Stig Grenov announced that he would resign later that year as chairman of the Christian Democrats.
However, he still tried to get into the Folketing, but he got only 419 personal votes, more than halving his personal vote in the parliamentary elections in 2015.
During the election campaign – while he was on sick leave as chairman – he was still upset, and he had to regret along the way that he had expressed himself “too sharply” on the social media Twitter.
Here he wrote, among other things, that “it is as if all women must have an abortion in order to be modern and liberated.”
He subsequently explained that his tweet was written in frustration that he and the party’s policies had been misunderstood repeatedly.
– When you see it out of context, you see it all differently, and there I would like to say sorry to all the women and men who could perceive it as a kick in the face.
– It was not intentional, it was part of a larger context, and I wrote it in frustration, he said.
Privately, Stig Grenov is married to Benedikte Grenov. The couple has three children together.
Source: The Nordic Page