Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The left wins in Norway

Norwegians went to the polls yesterday in parliamentary elections - and appear to have re-elected their centre-left government by the narrowest of margins. The Labour / Socialist Left / Centre coalition won 86 seats in the 169 member Storting, a majority of a single seat. Which sounds bad - but it is the first time Norwegians have re-elected a government in 16 years.