Norway's government to remain in power

It seems the current government coalition in Norway will continue to control the country, although the supporting parties will be making big demands. Horrible election results for the labor party Arbeiderpartiet.

Photo: Høyre

Erna Solberg looks set to continue as Norway's head of state. Despite a small setback for both her center-right party Høyre and governing partner Fremskrittspariet, the government and both of its supporting parties, Venstre and Kristeligt Folkeparti (KrF) – with 95.1 percent of the votes counted – had secured 89 seats in parliament, compared to the 80 seats for opposition parties.

This is not least related to the fact that the labor party Arbejderpartiet had a horrible election with a setback of 3.4 percent landing at 27.4 percent of the votes. Meanwhile, neither the left-wing party Rødt nor the environmental party De Grønne made it above the minimum limit in parliament. As such, they each received just one seat. Centrist party Senterpartiet was the election's big winner with virtually a doubling of votes to 10.3 percent.

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