Posted on Sep 14, 2021
The opposition Labour party has won Norway's general election, bringing an end to eight years of conservative government under Erna Solberg who conceded victory after Monday's election, paving the way for a centre-left coalition.
"We did it," said Labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere, who will now try to form a government with his allies from the Socialist Left and Centre Party.
The campaign in the run-up to the vote was dominated by climate change and Norway's oil industry.
Norway's biggest export is oil and the green party campaigned to close production down in a few years to curb the country's carbon emissions.
A Stoere-led government will mean that all the Nordic countries are now governed by Social Democrat centre-left parties.
Labour won 48 of the 169 seats in parliament, which is one seat less than in 2017, but Ms Solberg's Conservatives lost nine seats and now have 36.
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