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Political balance in Rogaland altered after miscalculation. Christian Democrats (KrF) lose a parliamentary seat to the Progress Party (FrP). Some politicians must now be regretting that they may have counted their chickens before they were hatched. According to NTB, an error in a forecast model caused a change in the political line-up in parliament, meaning FrP now have four seats instead of three.

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Political balance in Rogaland altered after miscalculation

Published on Wednesday, 16th September, 2009 at 21:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st September 2009 at 19:08.

Christian Democrats (KrF) lose a parliamentary seat to the Progress Party (FrP).

Number 4
Number 4
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Some politicians must now be regretting that they may have counted their chickens before they were hatched.

According to NTB, an error in a forecast model caused a change in the political line-up in parliament, meaning FrP now have four seats instead of three.

The mistake was discovered by an amateur mathematician who then contacted the Ministry of Local Government (Kommunaldpartement), which prompted a recount, according to NRK.

“I couldn’t get the figures from Rogaland to agree,” Torarin Hals Bakke tells NRK.

A press release sent out this evening by The Ministry confirms there was a minor error, but that is has now been corrected.

“At the same time I would like to stress that the election results are still only provisional, and that the calculation of parliamentary seats is just a prognosis. The final figures won’t be issued until the middle of next week. Parliament approves the final result,” writes Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, the Minister for Local Government and Regional Development.

Isn’t it a bit early for a “reshuffle”?




Published on Wednesday, 16th September, 2009 at 21:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st September 2009 at 19:08.

This post has the following tags: election, 2009, rogaland, norway, christian, democrats, krf, progress, party, frp, mistake, parliamentary, lose, seats, forecast, model.





  
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