Tagged: election

Stører congratulates Afghanistan’s President Karzai

Hamid Karzai was Nov. 2 declared president of Afghanistan by the country’s Independent Election Commission. “On behalf of the Norwegian Government I would like to congratulate President Karzai on his re-election, and wish him...

President Obama congratulates Prime Minster Stoltenberg

President Barack Obama today congratulated Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on the renewal of Stoltenberg’s mandate as Prime Minister and his party’s success in Norway’s recent elections, writes the Norwegian Government on their website....

A step closer to opening Lofoten/Vesterålen

The results of Norway’s general election clearly indicate that the Socialist Left and Liberals failed to win support for rejecting petroleum activity off the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands. This conclusion has been drawn by...

Liberal Left leader steps down

Following the poor results for his party at Monday’s elections, leader of the Liberal Left (Venstre), Lars Sponheim announced that he would take responsibility and step down next spring. Sponheim said he would resign...

Exit polls indicate Norway’s government re-elected

OSLO — Two exit polls showed that Norway’s left-leaning government narrowly won re-election Monday in an election focused on how to manage the Nordic nation’s soaring oil wealth and seal cracks in its welfare...

Voters stream to the polls in Norway

Today it is Election Day in Norway Lines formed immediately when some polling places opened for early voting on Sunday afternoon. A record number have cast their votes in advance this year, but an estimated 300,000...

Norway PM defends strong state as election starts

OSLO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Norway’s prime minister defended on Sunday his government’s cautious tactics in steering the economy through crisis, as early voting began in a closely fought parliamentary election. Polls show Prime...

New York Times: Left Is on the Defensive as Norway Votes

Norway Votes as Coalition Finds Itself on Defensive Norway’s left-leaning prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, wants his nation to renew its commitment to one of the world’s most advanced social welfare models, which has weathered...