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Norwegian Labour Party gets an identity lift. Norway’s Labour Party (Ap) wants to help voters cast their election ballots by becoming easier to find. Following a majority vote at the weekend’s national congress, ‘new Labour’ has removed the “Norwegian” to become “The Labour Party”. Labour Party Oslo branch leader Jan Bøhler, who proposed the name change, told Aftenposten he believes the old identity cost the Party votes, claiming voters had difficulty identifying its ballot papers.

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Norwegian Labour Party gets an identity lift

Published on Monday, 11th April, 2011 at 12:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Norway’s Labour Party (Ap) wants to help voters cast their election ballots by becoming easier to find.

L-R: Helge Pedersen, Jens Stoltenberg, Raymond Johansen
L-R: Helge Pedersen, Jens Stoltenberg, Raymond Johansen
Photo: The Labour Party/Flickr


Following a majority vote at the weekend’s national congress, ‘new Labour’ has removed the “Norwegian” to become “The Labour Party”.

Labour Party Oslo branch leader Jan Bøhler, who proposed the name change, told Aftenposten he believes the old identity cost the Party votes, claiming voters had difficulty identifying its ballot papers.

The Central Committee also proposed adopting the new identity, claiming that, “many voters, especially with a foreign cultural background, report that they cannot find the Party lists at polling stations. A change of name could be an appropriate measure to meet the aforementioned challenge.”

The move ends 124 years of political tradition.



Published on Monday, 11th April, 2011 at 12:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: helgepedersen, jensstoltenberg, raymondjohansen, norwegianlabourparty.





  
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