All that is left to do is the final counting in some townships before the final numbers on the local elections in Norway are available. Only a disappointing 58.0 percent of the population used their voting rights in this election.
The Labor party support fell with 1.1 percent, but it is still the largest party with 27.5 percent.
The Socialist Left party’s best election
The party has had one of its best elections ever and increases with 4.5 percentage points to 12.3 percent in the latest counting.
The Progress party continued to improve its rating by increasing 4.4 percentage points to 16.5 percent during the latest counting.
The Conservatives (H) decreased with 3.2 percentage points to 18.1 percent, while the Christian People’s party decreased with 2.9 percentage points to 6.4 percent, and the Agriculture party (S) decreased with 0.2 percentage points to 7.9 percent.
Hard times for Liberal party
The Liberal Party (V) decreased with 0.4 percentage points to 3.8 percent, The Communist party Rød Valgalianse (RV) decreased with 0.4 percentage points to 1.5 percent, and other parties increased from 2.1 percentage points to 5.9 percent.
Here are the results from Norway's three biggest towns:
OSLO: Still the non-Socialist parties in power
After a very close election race in the capital, it becomes clear that the Labor party, the Socialist Left wing party and Rød Valgalianse are one seat short of getting majority, even thought the Socialist Left wing party did very well. They will probably get a total of 29 seats after the final counting is done, while the Conservatives, the Progress Party, the Christian People’s party and the Left-wing socialist party will probably get 30 seats.
The result after counting 100 of 103 districts, the Socialist Left party 20 percent increasing with four to 12 seats, the Labor party 25.3 percent decreasing with one to 15 seats, the Left-wing socialist party 4.1 percent increase with one to 3 seats, the Christian People’s party 3 percent decrease with one to two seats, the Conservatives 25.1 percent decrease with three to 15 seats, the Progress party 16.7 percent remains the same with 10 seats. Rød valgalianse got 3 percent.
BERGEN: The Conservatives the great winner
The Conservatives did really well in Bergen, and so far received 27.5 percent of the votes, an increase of 7.1 percent from last election, which makes it the largest party. The Labor party on the other hand has little to smile about as the prognosis indicates a support of 23 percent, a decrease of as much as 4.9 percent since last election. The Socialist Left party did not as well as other parts of the country, but could still be pleased with a support of 11.5 percent, and increase of 3.2 percent. While the following parties decreased the Christian People’s party decreased to 6 percent, the Progress party to 17.2 percent, the Left-wing socialist party to 2.7 percent, the Centre party to 1.6 percent and Rød Valgalianse to 5.8 percent.
TRONDHEIM: Labor party gains majority
In the northern city of Trondheim it appeared as if the Conservatives would decrease significantly, and it looked like the Labor party would gain majority. If that is the case after the final counting, the Labor party’s main candidate Rita Ottervik will become chairperson of the county council.