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mike  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Election night, Norway. And get this...

Well, as you can see...

The labor party got the most with 27.4% (AP on the chart, for Arbeidspartiet). The right (H for Høyre) got 25.1%.

These percentages assign the number of representatives the parties get in the parliment, 169 total.

All the parties that earned a place in parliment:

R = Red, or communist party. This is the first year they got enough votes to have 1 representative. The commies are pretty stoked this year in Norway.

SV = Socialist left. They increased since last time.

AP = Labor party. (This is the party that matches my ideals most. Funny to me is that in the U.S. I'm considered quite liberal, in Norway I'm right in the middle of the spectrum. I think that means this is a good country for me.)

SP = Center party.

MDG = Green (environmental) party. Also the first time they've gotten enough votes for a member in parliment. The green party is very popular with youngsters. (All 3 of my kids took political party tests and they got placed as green party members).

KRF = Christian party.

V = Left

H = Right

FRP = Forward step party. This was a radical nationalist party many years ago when it began, think "Tea Party" or "Trump". Anti-immigration, Norway first, that kind of thing. They've been steadily getting more popular, which alarms everyone who is not them.

The graph at the top shows how these parties grouped together to decide who the prime minister would be. This is generally a liberal/conservative split. The conservative bunch has more members now, 89 to 80. They selected the previous prime minister, Erna Solberg, to continue as PM. Most folks I know, even liberals, think she is a solid choice anyways and are not too disappointed.

In fact, I don't think a lot of people in Norway are disappointed with election results ever. The difference between polical extremes in Norway is far far far far less than in the U.S.!

kleinbl00  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·  

johan  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Worth noting is that Venstre (left) is a liberal party positioned to the right of Senterpartiet (center party). This is why the left and right is governing together.

steve  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·  


mike  ·  272 days ago  ·  link  ·