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Labour optimistic despite poll decline. As Norway’s Opposition marches forward in the polls, Labour (Ap) remains confident of another four-year term. “Things are going well in Norway,” Party secretary Raymond Johansen tells NRK, “and we shall take Norway forward.” His statement comes as October’s voter poll shows the Rightists would have twice as large Parliamentary representation as the tri-partite Coalition less than a year before the next general election.

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Labour optimistic despite poll decline

Published on Thursday, 11th October, 2012 at 09:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th October 2012 at 09:57.

As Norway’s Opposition marches forward in the polls, Labour (Ap) remains confident of another four-year term.

Norwegian ballot box
Norwegian ballot box
Photo: Lars Røed Hansen/Wikimedia Commons


“Things are going well in Norway,” Party secretary Raymond Johansen tells NRK, “and we shall take Norway forward.”

His statement comes as October’s voter poll shows the Rightists would have twice as large Parliamentary representation as the tri-partite Coalition less than a year before the next general election.

In the blue corner, the Conservatives (H) and Progress (FrP) now have 59 and 33 mandates, respectively.

Labour’s red-tinged political boxing ring area may be up 1.3 percent from the last poll - with 41.5 percent of voters favouring current Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and 41.2 percent in favour of Conservative leader Erna Solberg - but partners the Centre (Sp) and Socialist Left (SV) Parties are below the election threshold.

Red-Greens 57, Blues 112.

“The poll shows voters think that eight years with Red-Green rule is enough. They want a Conservative government with new ideas to develop the community further,” says Party deputy leader Jan Tore Sanner, underlining continued commitment to Christian Democrat (KrF), Progress, and Liberal (V) cooperation.

Centre’s Food and Agriculture Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum agrees his Party is stuck in the quagmire, but is optimistic about chances of his Party’s improving chances before September 2013. 

Audun Lysbakken believes the current poll shows the Leftists will lose if things continue the way they are, however.
The Socialist Left leader declares, “It’s my job to reverse this trend together with the entire Party. We’ve begun on this, but it's going to take some time.”

977 people participated in Norstat’s telephone poll, conducted between 2 and 8 October. They were asked how they voted for at the last general election in 2009, and what they would vote if an election was called now.



Published on Thursday, 11th October, 2012 at 09:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th October 2012 at 09:57.

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, generalelectionnorway, norwayvotingpolls.





  
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