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Party leader released from hospital

Siv Jensen, leader of Norway’s most conservative political party, was back on her feet and released from hospital by Wednesday. She’s still officially on sick leave, but told reporters she’ll be back at work soon.

Jensen, who heads the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp), broke her back in two places in a boating accident last week. She spent five days at Ullevål Hospital in Oslo but was up walking around, if carefully, on Tuesday.

Now she says that walking and various exercises are part of her treatment program, which is expected to take at least six to eight weeks. “In the meantime, I will live as normally as possible,” she told newspaper Dagbladet. She hopes to be back at work, and out on the campaign trail in advance of this autumn’s municipal elections, next week.

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