Norway’s centre-left on course for power as PM 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.
  • Labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere is now to start coalition talks following the result after Labour Party and its two left-leaning allies – the Socialist Left and the eurosceptic Centre Party – won 100 of of the 169 parliament seats.
  • 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.