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Norway General Election possibly true blue. UPDATED: Parties the Conservatives (H) and Progress (FrP) have a large majority alone for probably the first time in Blue Norwegian political history, a new poll shows. According to the Norstat survey carried out on behalf of NRK, both Parties would get 102 mandates in Parliament if a general election was held tomorrow. With their 62 and 40 mandates, respectively, neither the Conservatives nor Progress would need Liberal (V) or Christian Democrat (KrF) support to be able to show the current tri-partite coalition the office door.

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Norway General Election possibly true blue

Published on Thursday, 14th March, 2013 at 07:13 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th March 2013 at 08:01.

UPDATED: Parties the Conservatives (H) and Progress (FrP) have a large majority alone for probably the first time in Blue Norwegian political history, a new poll shows.

Erna Solberg
Erna Solberg
Photo: © 2009 Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


According to the Norstat survey carried out on behalf of NRK, both Parties would get 102 mandates in Parliament if a general election was held tomorrow.

With their 62 and 40 mandates, respectively, neither the Conservatives nor Progress would need Liberal (V) or Christian Democrat (KrF) support to be able to show the current tri-partite coalition the office door.

The poll shows the Conservatives have 32 percent voter support (up 1.8 percent from last month), whilst Progress has 20.4 percent (2.8 percent increase from February).

Progress Party leader Siv Jensen declares the result “shows we’re adopting the right strategy.”

“They’re uplifting,” states Erna Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party about the figures. 43 percent of voters would like it to be her who was Prime Minister.

Mrs Solberg says they wish to take the Liberals and Christian Democrats under their Rightist political wing with them into government.

At the same time, breaking open the bubbly is not a current option, she explains.

“I don’t think the election result will be so high, three Parties are under the [four-percent] in this poll, which will make the distribution of seats slightly special.”

Whilst the Christian Democrats stand at 5.8 percent, the Liberals have 3.6 percent.

The Socialist Left (SV) and Centre Party (Sp), who would then be in opposition if the Rightists win September’s general election currently have 3.9 and 3.5 percent, respectively.  

Voter popularity for Labour (Ap) is 27.1 percent at the moment.

Deputy Leader Helga Pedersen says the Party will embark on a major drive to win back the voters for a multi-coloured (red, green, and blue) election fight.

“This poll shows there’s a lot at stake at this autumn’s general election.”

Commenting on the February to March 3.1 percent fall, she adds, “We just came with a new Party program which was well received and we on the offensive regarding transport.”



Published on Thursday, 14th March, 2013 at 07:13 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th March 2013 at 08:01.

This post has the following tags: norwayelections, norwayrightists.





  
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