Photo: CF-Wesenberg

Centre-Right Wins the Norwegian Parliamentary Election

The results from the election to the Norwegian Parliament – the Storting - on the 9th of September show that the centre-right has won a majority. Leader of the Conservative Party, Ms Erna Solberg is likely to become Norway’s second female Prime Minister and the first Conservative Prime Minister since 1990, ending an eight year tenure for Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his centre-left coalition.

The four centre-right parties, The Conservative Party, The Liberal Party, The Christian Democrats and The Progress Party secured a total of 96 seats against the current coalitions’ 72 seats out of the 169 parliamentary seats.

The four centre-right parties have agreed on a number of policy priorities, and the Conservative Party and the Progressive Party have agreed to form a new government based on a political platform presented 7 October. The new Government is expected to take office shortly after the outgoing Government has submitted its proposal for the State Budget for 2014 to the Parliament (Stortinget) on 14 October.  

The voter turnout at the election was 78% - an increase of 2% since the last parliamentary election in 2009. A total of 583 Norwegians cast their vote at the Norwegian Embassy in London, compared to 317 at the 2009 election.


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