Norway’s centre-left on course for power as Erna Solberg concedes

Irish Times | Sep 14, 2021 at 12:55 PM
  • Norway’s centre-left opposition regained power after an unprecedented eight years of right-wing rule in an election dominated by the future of the country’s oil industry and inequality.
  • The result brings to power Labour leader Jonas Gahr Store, a former foreign minister, and means for the first time in 62 years all five Nordic countries have a left-wing prime minister at the same time.
  • A three-party coalition would mean the Labour leader would not need to rely on the support of smaller, more radical parties such as the communist Red party and the Greens.