Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Norway turns left, elects Støre as new leader
Shortly after 11PM on Monday (13 September), Solberg placed a congratulatory call to Jonas Gahr Støre, the leader of the Arbeiderpartiet (Labour party) and the all-but certain next prime minister of the country.  
Støre said he will now start negotiating with the two parties that make up what he calls his "dream coalition" - SV (the Socialist Left party) and Senterpartiet (the Centre party). This would mean a restoration of the last centre-left government from 2005 to 2013.  ...While the election result is a big victory for Støre personally, whose leadership tenure has been haunted by the 2017 election defeat, his Arbeiderpartiet only received 26.4 percent of the vote. This is the worst election result for Norway's leading social democratic party in 20 years, and the second straight election where the party's share of the vote decreased.
by Cat on Tue Sep 14th, 2021 at 02:53:51 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Can Norway hope to sustain a socialist system without the benefit of North Sea oil?
by asdf on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 11:41:41 PM EST
[ Parent ]
That's what Norway's sovereign fund has been put in place for: a giant egg nest for when the North Sea oil revenues dry up.
by Bernard on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 07:45:02 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series