Norway turned left in the general elections held on September 13, 2021, and Norwegian Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre is set to become Norway’s prime minister.
A new left-center government is expected to work to reduce social differences and cut emissions without dismantling the oil industry. The much-hyped Greens Party ended up winning less than 4 percent of the vote, meaning it won’t be the force in national climate policy that it had hoped to be.
Norway election results in brief, from Lifeinnorway.net:
- Jonas Gahr Støre’s Labour Party are the biggest single party. He is set to be Norway’s next prime minister, leading a coalition of Labour, Socialist Left and the Centre party.
- Erna Solberg’s 8-year tenure as prime minister is over. She has congratulated Støre on his victory.
- The battle for the 4% threshold to win levelling seats was a fascinating one. Far-left party Rødt made it over for the first time, winning an expected 8 seats.
- Venstre were the only former government party to retain support, staying above the threshold to retain 8 seats.
- Despite a very visible campaign in the closing weeks, the Green Party failed to make it over the threshold, picking up just an expected 3 seats.