“With two hands almost in the air, Morten Messerschmidt runs up on stage in Herning Congress Center, where 825 delegates have just elected him as the new chairman of Dansk Folkeparti with 499 votes.
»Morten, Morten, Morten,« the audience sings and gives the 41-year-old Messerschmidt a standing ovation.
Although the mood at the moment is ecstatic, make no mistake. The election is the culmination of a presidential showdown marked by violent personal intrigues, where even more profiles have decidedly threatened to leave the party if Morten Messerschmidt were to be elected as the new chairman.”
Words: Martin Bahn
Photo editor: Sigrid Nygaard