Left opposition wins legislative elections in Norway

With 88 seats at the moment, the Labor Party led by Jonas Gahr Støre, the likely next prime minister, is likely to oust the conservative right-wing coalition.

The left-wing opposition led by Labor Jonas Gahr Støre won on Monday, September 13, Norway’s legislative elections dominated by the fate of the country’s oil activities, according to projections published at the close of the polls.

The five opposition parties are expected to win 104 of 169 seats in Storting, Norway’s unicameral parliament, enough to topple the conservative right-wing Erna Solberg coalition, projections made from initial votes show.

With 88 chairs at the moment, Work Jonas Gahr Støre, the likely next prime minister, would even be on his way to securing an absolute majority with his favorite allies, the Center Party and the Socialist Left, without needing the other two opposition forces, the environmentalists of the MDGs and the communists of Rødt .

A 61-year-old millionaire who campaigned against social inequalities, the likely head of the next government is advocating – like his conservative opponents – a smooth and gradual exit from the oil economy.

“Demand for oil is declining. It happens by itself, by the law of the market. We do not need to decree (…) but build bridges for the activities of the future”, explained on Sunday the Labor responsible for energy issues, Espen Barth Eide.

THE’“red alert for humanity” launched in early August by UN climate experts (IPCC), it placed the issue of warming at the heart of the election campaign and forced the kingdom to reflect on the fate of the oil activities that made it immensely rich.

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