Observers: Norway Exit Polls Show Conservative Victory

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sep 09, – Voting has closed in Norway’s parliamentary elections. Early exit polls suggest that the opposition center-right coalition will take over from Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, as was widely expected before the ballot.

hromedia Exit polls in Norway point to center-right election win eu crisis2Norway’s opposition Conservative party and its three potential coalition allies looked on course to win power on Monday evening, as preliminary results began to trickle in to Oslo.

A projection based on an official count of early votes indicated Erna Solberg’s alliance was on course to win a combined 93 seats in Norway’s 169-member parliament. Subsequent polls put the margin slightly higher, but all agreed that the right-of-center bloc would exceed the 85 seats required to govern.

Center-left Prime Minister Stoltenberg, in office since 2005, was trailing Solberg in the polls in the weeks leading up to Monday’s vote. Stoltenberg’s Labour

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Press coordinator for HRO media – Norberto Lluch contributed to this report.

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