More than a fifth of voters support Norway’s populist Progress Party (FrP) for the first time since last year, polls show.
Leader Siv Jensen is pleased with this July’s figures that show support at 22.8 percent an increase of 4.2 percent on the month before.
Progress was doing well last year but lost support after the terrorist attacks last July, with a crushing defeat at September’s local elections.
Anders Ravik Jupskås from the University of Oslo does not think that a large Progress Party will make it easy for the opposition to form a government.
This is due to an increasing distance between Progress, the Liberals (V), and Christian Democrats (KrF) the larger the Party becomes, and differences of opinion on immigration and the environment.
NRK’s poll also shows the Conservatives (H) currently stand to win a convincing victory in next year’s general election should they succeed, with current voter support at 28.4 percent.
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