Norwegian Parliament 2017 voting live Results Dates Opinion Exit Poll Candidates

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Norwegian Parliament election 2017 Results Voting Live Dates Opinion Exit Poll

Norwegian Parliament election Dates 2017

Norwegian Parliament election Date: 11 September 2017

 

The next Norwegian parliamentary election is set for 11 September 2017. The Norwegian legislature, the Storting, will be elected for a new four-year term. All the 169 parliamentary seats will be contested.


Norwegian Parliament election Voting Live 2017

  1. The last parliamentary elections in Norway were held on 9 September 2013. The outcome was a victory for the Conservatives and their right-wing allies. The Conservative Party, led by Erna Solberg, and the right-wing Progress Party formed a two-party minority government, with Solberg as Prime Minister. The two parties received confidence and supply from two centrist parties, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats.
  2. According to the Norwegian constitution, parliamentary elections must be held every four years. Rather uniquely, the Norwegian parliament may not be dissolved before such a parliamentary four-year term has ended, which in practice makes snap elections impossible to hold without breaking the constitutional electoral law of the country.
  3. On 22 April 2016, the Norwegian government announced that the date of the election is set to be Monday, 11 September 2017.Additionally, each municipal council may vote to extend voting by one day, by also opening the polling stations on Sunday, 10 September.

Electoral system of Norway

Norway uses the same system in both local and national elections when it comes to distributing mandates. This method is the modified Sainte-Laguë method and the underlying principle is that the number of seats a party gets in the Storting should be as close as possible to the relative number of votes the party got in the election.

There are some exceptions to the above-mentioned principle:

  1. Leveling seats: These seats exist to resolve situations in which a party receives significant support, but not enough in any single constituency to ordinarily win a seat. A party must earn more than 4% of the total votes – the election threshold – to be entitled to levelling seats.
  2. Rural overrepresentation: Rural, sparsely-populated constituencies get more seats than the population would otherwise dictate. This is to maintain a representative feeling in assemblies and to prevent the preferences of urban areas always overruling those of rural areas. However, this has been criticised by the OSCE, among others, as being unfair.
  3. Many parties, few seats: All of the eight parties represented in the Storting (Socialist Left Party (SV), Green Party (Norway) (MDG), Labour Party (Ap), Centre Party (Sp), Venstre (V), Christian People's Party (KrF), Conservative Party (H), Progress Party (FrP)) run lists of candidates in all 19 counties. There are also many minor parties that run in some, but not all, constituencies. These parties all compete for the same seats, and in constituencies with few seats, only a few parties win representation. This is partially offset by levelling seats, but only for parties above the election threshold.

Unlike most parliaments, the Storting always serves its full four-year term; the constitution does not allow snap elections, nor does it give the monarch the right to dissolve parliament even if the government wants to do so. By-elections are not used, as the list-system means that vacant seats are merely filled by the next one on the party list (suppleants). This is also the case when candidates take temporary leave due to illness, childbirth etc.


Candidates for Norwegian Parliament Results 2017

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Norway Parties and leaders

 

Labour Party (Ap), Conservative Party, Progress Party, Christian Democratic Party, Centre Party, Liberal Party,Socialist Left Party, Green Party .


Norway past election results

 

728

 

2,076,609

Total

 

 

Liberal People's Party (Det Liberale Folkeparti)

127

0.0

0.0

0

0

 

 

Society Party (Samfunnspartiet)

129

0.0

0.0

0

0

 

 

Democratic Alternative Oslo (Demokratisk Alternativ for Oslo)

191

0.0

0

 

 

Immigrant Party (Innvandrerpartiet)

329

0.0

0

 

 

Sami People Party list 2 (Samefolkets parti liste 2)

393

0.0

0

 

 

Sami People Party (Sámeálbmot bellodatSamefolkets Parti)

1,140

0.1

-0.0

1

-1

 

 

Communist Party of Norway (Norges Kommunistiske Parti)

1,210

0.1

-0.0

0

0

 

 

Oslo City Action (Oslo Byaksjon)

1,466

0.1

0

 

 

Vestfold List (Vestfoldlisten)

1,593

0.1

0.0

0

-2

 

 

Christian Unity Party (Kristent Samlingsparti)

2,811

0.1

0.0

0

0

 

 

Sunnmøre List (Sunnmørslisten)

5,595

0.3

0.0

3

0

 

 

The Democrats (Demokratene)

6,352

0.3

0.0

1

0

 

 

Coastal Party (Kystpartiet)

9,104

0.4

−0.1

3

−1

 

 

Environment Party The Greens (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)

12,379

0.6

+0.3

0

0

 

 

Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)

22,649

1.1

-0.6

5

-3

 

 

Red Electoral Alliance (Rød Valgallianse)

42,920

2.1

+0.5

8

+2

 

 

Liberal Party (Venstre)

116,316

5.6

+1.9

37

+10

 

 

Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)

135,461

6.5

−6.5

46

−44

 

 

Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)

139,584

6.7

−0.2

54

−3

 

 

Centre Party (Senterpartiet)

162,660

7.8

-0.2

73

-7

 

 

Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)

384,982

18.5

+0.6

141

+14

 

 

Conservative Party (Høyre)

389,437

18.8

+0.9

120

+7

 

 

Norwegian Labour Party (Det norske Arbeiderparti)

639,781

30.8

+3.8

236

+28

 

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 Summary of the 10 September 2007 county election results

 


 

 

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