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(03/13/07) -

Governing Labour Party Gains in Norway

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The Labour Party (DNA) has extended its lead in Norway’s political scene, according to a poll by Norsk Gallup released by TV2. 32.9 per cent of respondents would support Labour in the next legislative election, up 2.2 points.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The Labour Party (DNA) has extended its lead in Norway’s political scene, according to a poll by Norsk Gallup released by TV2. 32.9 per cent of respondents would support Labour in the next legislative election, up 2.2 points.

The opposition Progress Party (FrP) is second with 24.1 per cent, followed by the Conservatives (H) with 15.5 per cent, the Socialist Left (SV) with 7.6 per cent, the Christian People (KrF) with 5.9 per cent, the Liberal Left (V) with 5.6 per cent, and the Agrarians (Sp) with 5.2 per cent.

In September 2005, Norwegian voters renewed the Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament). Final results gave the Red-Green alliance—encompassing Labour, the Socialist Left and the Agrarians—87 seats in the 169-member legislative branch. Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg—who held the highest office from March 2000 to October 2001—took over as prime minister for the second time.

On Mar. 8, finance minister Kristin Halvorsen discussed the country’s carbon dioxide quota trading scheme to deal with global warming, saying, “We will now have a much tougher system than the European Union (EU). We will be a leader in the fight against climate change. Overall industry will have a roughly unchanged economic burden.”

Polling Data

What party would you support in the next federal election?

Mar. 2007

Feb. 2007

Jan. 2007

Labour Party (DNA)

32.9%

30.7%

35.0%

Progress Party (FrP)

24.1%

25.4%

24.1%

Conservatives (H)

15.5%

15.5%

16.0%

Socialist Left (SV)

7.6%

8.4%

7.2%

Christian People (KrF)

5.9%

7.0%

5.8%

Liberal Left (V)

5.6%

3.9%

3.9%

Agrarians (Sp)

5.2%

6.3%

6.6%

Other parties

3.2%

2.8%

1.4%

Source: Norsk Gallup / TV2
Methodology: Interviews with 966 Norwegian voters, conducted from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2007. Margin of error is 3.5 per cent.