Norway’s iron lady top challenge to leftist government in national elections

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OSLO — Siv Jensen has an unusual ambition for a nation famous for its cradle-to-grave welfare system: she wants to go down in history as Norway’s Margaret Thatcher.

And polls leading up to Monday’s national election in this oil-rich Nordic state of 4.8 million people show the leader of the right-wing Progress Party may have a shot at pursuing her dream of applying a free market overhaul to a society often called a socialist paradise.

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