Oil, gas and money: What’s at stake in Norway’s election?

Irish Times | Sep 12, 2021 at 3:03 PM
  • Norwegians will vote on September 12-13th to pick a parliament and government for the next four years.
  • If opinion polls are correct, Labour’s Stoere will likely get the job of forming a coalition government, but must meet tough demands from smaller parties to keep their support over the next four years.
  • With €1.2 trillion saved up from Norway’s extensive oil and gas industry, all of it invested in foreign stocks, bonds and other assets, the next parliament faces questions over spending from the fund, as well as of proposed changes to the portfolio.