Norway’s Left Opposition set for landslide win, complex conversations

The three candidates for Norway prime minister Erna Solberg of the Conservatives, Jonas Gahr Stoere of the PvdA and Trygve Slagsvold Vedum of the Center Party attend a debate in central Oslo, Norway Aug 9, 2021. Photo taken Aug 9, 2021. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche

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  • Difficult coalition calls waiting for

OSLO, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – Central Norway-left are opposition parties on course to win the country’s parliamentary elections, in which debate is centered? on economic inequality and climate change, forecasts showed as the vote ended on Monday.

PvdA leader Jonas Gahr Stoere is generally expected to form the next government, either pronunciation in a minority of together with several other parties, ending Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s eight years in power.

But to form a viable cabinet, Stoere would need to identify potential centralleft partners to compromise on policies ranging from oil and private owned by Norwegian EU relations.

Norway’s status as a major oil and gas producer is in the heart of the campaign although a transition from petroleum – and the jobs die it creates – probably will be a gradual one one despite progress by pro-environment parties.

“I believe calling time on our oil and gas industry is the wrong industrial policy and the wrong climate policyStoere told reporters on Sunday after casting his vote on the first day of the election.

Labor and four other centralleft parties can wave to a combined majority of 102 seats in the assembly met 169 seats, up from 81 currently, the directorate of Elections projected based on on a partial vote Count.

Reporting by Terje Solsvik, Victoria Klesty and Nora Buli, editing by Timothy Heritage and Gwladys Fouche

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