Tagged: Socialist Left

Progress Party support down in latest polls

The right-wing Progress Party (FrP) has suffered a decline in all polls taken in April. The party is supported by an average 18.9 percent of  voters, compared with 22.2 percent in March, NRK reports....

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...

Norway’s red-green government to continue

“We have received the voters’ confidence to govern for another four years. With a red-green majority in Parliament we intend to renew and intensify our policy. We shall respect the confidence shown to us,”...

Poll: Norway’s centre-left govt may lose majority

OSLO, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Norway’s centre-left coalition government is struggling to gather enough support to maintain its parliamentary majority in next month’s election, an opinion poll showed on Monday. A survey by Santio...

Latest Poll: Clear majority for the opposition

The latest poll made by Respons for Aftenposten shows a clear majority for the opposition, just one month ahead of the Parliamentary election, with 80 seats for the red/green coalition and 89 for the...

Norway passes EU services directive

OSLO – Norway’s parliament has passed the EU’s services directive despite two of the three parties in the coalition government voting against the new law that opens up for cross-border competition in the services...