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    Election reaction: Norway’s government secures a fragile second term

Election reaction: Norway’s government secures a fragile second term

Norway’s government, led by Erna Solberg, is set to remain in power following the country’s parliamentary election on 11 September. Although the Norwegian Labour Party emerged with the largest number of seats, it lost support in the latter stages of the campaign and fell short of the mark required to regain control of the government. Sveinung Arnesen reacts to […]

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Following Monday’s elections, Norway has taken a firm step to the right

On Monday, Norway held parliamentary elections, with the Conservative Party’s Erna Solberg winning enough support to take over as the country’s next Prime Minister. Sveinung Arnesen assesses the results of the election, noting that the new centre/right coalition that emerges from negotiations will be far more diverse than previous governments. The main challenge for the new government will be keeping […]

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History suggests that Norway is in line for a change of government in September’s elections.

Norway is due to hold parliamentary elections in September. Sveinung Arnesen looks ahead to the elections, arguing that the cost of ruling is taking its toll on the governing centre-left coalition. Despite the country’s oil-rich economy, evidence suggests that the incumbent government is still likely to lose support. He concludes that the stage is set for a centre-right government to […]

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