Norway Anti-Immigration Opposition Party Wins Support

Justice Minister Knut Storberget. Photo: Regjeringen.

Justice Minister Knut Storberget. Photo: Regjeringen.

March 27 (Bloomberg) — Support for Norway’s Progress Party rose this month, with one pollster ranking it the country’s biggest political group, as voters backed its anti-immigration stance less than six months before parliamentary elections.

While governments in other parts of Europe lose support as voters condemn their handling of the financial crisis, Norway’s Labor government is struggling in polls after it tried to push through laws banning blasphemy and allowing police women to wear the hijab. The laws were withdrawn after a public outcry. Justice Minister Knut Storberget, whose ministry issued the proposals, has since gone on sick leave.

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