Sten Inge Jørgensen

Ahead of September’s election, cracks in support for Norway’s centre-left coalition are beginning to show.

In September, Norwegians will head to the polls in a vote that on current polling, is likely to be won by a re-branded centre-right party at the expense of the long-dominant Labour party and its two coalition partners. Sten Inge Jørgensen writes that concern among Labour voters and undecideds at the increasingly populist and protectionist policies of its junior coalition partners has been a major cause of […]

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Despite Norway’s stable economy, a resurgent Conservative party may mean its ruling red-green coalition is no longer assured a third term in office.

It will prove difficult for Norway’s red-green coalition to win a historical third term, argues Sten Inge Jørgensen. Following its sister-party in Sweden, the Norwegian Conservative Party is now successfully portraying itself as a new Labour Party in an attempt to chip away votes from the governing coalition. “Human beings, not billions”. The favourite slogan of the Conservative party (Høyre) […]

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