Workers’ party advocating cooperation with Russia wins elections in Norway
The Norwegian parliamentary elections were won by the opposition Workers’ Party, which favors more active cooperation with Russia, according to the website Valg.no.
The party gained 26.4 percent after counting 100 percent of the vote, while the Conservative Party gained 20.5 percent.
Earlier, its head and prime minister Erna Solberg has already announced defeat and congratulated the rivals on the victory.
Parliamentary elections in Norway were held on Monday. The elections are based on proportional representation by lists in 19 constituencies.
The Workers’ Party has been the largest political force in the kingdom for many years. Since the 1960s, the association has repeatedly been in power and only in the 2013 elections found itself in opposition.
The head of the party, Jonas Gahr Store, who served as Norway’s foreign minister from 2005 to 2012, announced in the summer that if he becomes prime minister, he will strive for more active contacts and cooperation with Russia. This, he said, will affect the northern regions and the Arctic.