2021 Norwegian parliamentary election
All 169 seats in the Storting
85 seats are needed for a majority
The next Norwegian parliamentary election is scheduled to be held in September 2021. All 169 seats in the Norwegian legislature, the Storting, will be up for election.
In the previous election, held on 11 September 2017, Erna Solberg of the Conservatives retained her position as prime minister after four years in power. Her premiership additionally received the support of the Progress Party, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats, who combined secured 88 of the 169 seats in parliament. The opposition, led by Jonas Gahr Støre and his Labour Party, won 81 seats. Other opposition parties included the Centre Party, Socialist Left, the Greens and the Red Party.
Christian Democratic Party's Inclusion
The Christian Democrats voted at a party conference to join Solberg's government on 2 November 2018 and on 16 January 2019, Solberg's Conservatives struck a deal with the Christian Democratic Party. This marked the first time since 1985 that Norway would be getting a majority government representing right-wing parties in the Storting.
On 21 June 2017, the Solberg government established a committee tasked with reviewing the electoral system used in Norwegian parliamentary elections. The 17-member committee, which is led by court judge Ørnulf Røhnebæk, is obliged to finish its report on the electoral system by 2019. Electoral reform is expected to accompany a reform of the country's counties, and is likely to include changes to the size and borders of electoral districts (currently 19), the electoral threshold (currently 4%) and the overall number of MPs (currently 169).
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. As the last election was held in September 2017, the next election is set for September 2021.
|Social democracy||Jonas Gahr Støre||27.4%|
49 / 169
|Liberal conservatism||Erna Solberg||25.0%|
45 / 169
|Conservative liberalism||Siv Jensen||15.2%|
27 / 169
|Agrarianism||Trygve Slagsvold Vedum||10.3%|
19 / 169
|SV||Socialist Left Party
|Democratic socialism||Audun Lysbakken||6.0%|
11 / 169
|Liberalism||Trine Skei Grande||4.4%|
8 / 169
|KrF||Christian Democratic Party
|Christian democracy||Kjell Ingolf Ropstad||4.2%|
8 / 169
Miljøpartiet De Grønne
|Green politics||Une Aina Bastholm
1 / 169
1 / 169
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