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Editorial: Are Norwegian political differences bad news for bulls?. Being a motorist in Norway is proving to be a challenge for politically-minded Norwegians. In the latest round of inadvertent electioneering, if such a thing is possible, Bergen’s private motorists have started voting with their accelerator foot. An increase in the number of new cars sold has split the city’s inhabitants, and stripped the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s (NPRA/Vegvesenet) supply of vehicle sign letters. Where the city’s vehicles used to drive round sporting plates starting with “SU”, they now begin with “SV”. This may be good news for Kristin Halvorsen, leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV), but not for the rainy city’s Right-Wingers. Like the rest of Norway, they drive on the right, and want to remain there.

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Editorial: Are Norwegian political differences bad news for bulls?

Published on Thursday, 31st March, 2011 at 13:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 31st March 2011 at 20:17.

Being a motorist in Norway is proving to be a challenge for politically-minded Norwegians. In the latest round of inadvertent electioneering, if such a thing is possible, Bergen’s private motorists have started voting with their accelerator foot.

Bryggen by night, Bergen
Bryggen by night, Bergen
Photo: Pål S. Schaathun/Wikimedia Commons


An increase in the number of new cars sold has split the city’s inhabitants, and stripped the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s (NPRA/Vegvesenet) supply of vehicle sign letters.

Where the city’s vehicles used to drive round sporting plates starting with “SU”, they now begin with “SV”. This may be good news for Kristin Halvorsen, leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV), but not for the rainy city’s Right-Wingers. Like the rest of Norway, they drive on the right, and want to remain there.

Meanwhile, Halvorsen seems to be proving too much for Herman. Former Mayor of Bergen Hermann Friele is a staunch Conservative (H), and alleges his number plate preference denoting Asker and Bærum municipality actually increases the car’s value at sale. “BS”, we say.



Published on Thursday, 31st March, 2011 at 13:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 31st March 2011 at 20:17.

This post has the following tags: hermanfriele, bergen, socialistleftparty, kristinhalvorsen.





  
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