The Christian Democrats (KrF) has approximately 23 000 members. The supreme body of the party is the Party Congress which is held every second year and which consists of members elected from each of the 19 counties. The Congress elects a leader and two deputy leaders, and five other members to the Central Board, which also includes representatives from the Youth Party, the Women’s League and the Parliamentary Group.
The Central Board meets at least five times a year. The National Board is the highest body of the party between each Congress and normally meets three times a year. It consists of the members of the Central Board, the leaders of the 19 counties, two additional members of the Youth Party, the Women’s League and the Parliamentary Group. The staff also has one seat in the central board and one in the National Board, it is customary that these refrain from engaging in political discussion, focusing rather on organizational matters.
The Executive Committee consists of the leader, the deputy leaders and the leaders of the Youth Party, the Women’s League and the Parliamentary Group, and handles issues that cannot wait for the next Central Board meeting.
Each of the 19 counties has a county board with a leader and two deputy leaders. The rest of the board in each county are either elected directly, or consists of the leaders of the local branches. KrF has active local branch organizations in approximately 320 of Norway’s 431 municipalities. The local branches are chaired by a local branch leader, leading 4-5 ordinary board members. Their main function is having regular contact with the members of the party and supporting any elected officials KrF might have in the area with political input and suggestions.
The Norwegian Christian Democratic Party is a member of the Centrist Democrats International and an observer in the European People’s Party. The party is also cooperating closely with Christian Democratic parties in the other Nordic countries.