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Norway 2013 General Election. ROUNDUP: Erna Solberg won yesterday’s intense general election and will become Norway’s first Conservative prime minister since 1990. Voter turnout was higher this year than four years ago, some 77.7 percent. This equaled to a 1.3 percent increase from the previous general election, reported NRK.   The Conservative Party is expected to form a coalition with the Progress Party (FrP), and will likely have to negotiate with either the Christian Democrats (KrF) or Liberals (V).

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Norway 2013 General Election

Published on Tuesday, 10th September, 2013 at 14:22 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 10th September 2013 at 14:57.

ROUNDUP: Erna Solberg won yesterday’s intense general election and will become Norway’s first Conservative prime minister since 1990.

Norwegian Parliament building
Norwegian Parliament building
Photo: Norwegian Parliament/Flickr


Voter turnout was higher this year than four years ago, some 77.7 percent. This equaled to a 1.3 percent increase from the previous general election, reported NRK.  

The Conservative Party is expected to form a coalition with the Progress Party (FrP), and will likely have to negotiate with either the Christian Democrats (KrF) or Liberals (V).

Commenting on the General Election result, UK paper The Independent caused a stir amongst the Norwegian media following its article headline ‘Anti-immigrant party with links to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik set to enter government under Conservative leader Erna Solberg’.

Both the Liberals and Christian Democrats have made it clear throughout the campaign that they will contribute to a change in government, but doubt they will sit in the government with Progress.

These Parties received 5.3 and 5.6 percent of this year’s parliamentary vote, respectively. NRK also reported that over 16 percent of the votes went the Progress Party, making them three times as big the two center parties separately.

Despite their defeat, Labor (Ap) still, emerged as the biggest Party in terms of the votes, with 30.8 percent. Other tri-partite coalition members Centre and the Socialist Left got 5.5 and 4.1 percent, respectively.

Jens Stoltenberg expressed disappointment in his speech. Stoltenberg offered his congratulations to the forthcoming new Prime Minister.

“We knew it was a tough assignment. Tonight, we can state that it was too tough. Tonight, we will acknowledge our disappointment,” said Stoltenberg during his speech yesterday evening.

He then announced that he would seek the resignation of his government after the presentation of the national budget on October 14.

Erna Solberg held preliminary talks with other Parties today, Tuesday.



Published on Tuesday, 10th September, 2013 at 14:22 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 10th September 2013 at 14:57.

This post has the following tags: norwayelection, pollingdaynorway.





  
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