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Parliament name (generic / translated) Stortinget / Parliament
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 11 September 2017
Purpose of elections Prime Minister Erna Solberg's ruling coalition returned to power, thereby becoming the first Conservative-led government (see note 1) to win re-election since 1985. The coalition took more seats than the three main opposition parties (see note 2). The Labour Party, led by Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, remained the largest party in the 169-member parliament, and took 49 seats, four more than the Conservative Party. A record 70 women were elected, or 41.42%, breaking the previous record set in 2013 (67, or 39.64%).

Since the 2013 elections, the price of oil had fallen by 70 per cent. The Conservative-led government introduced tax cuts of 21 billion kroner (over two billion euros). During the election campaign, the government said it continue income tax cuts, while the Labour-led coalition proposed to increase taxes on the wealthy. Other key issues included job creation and the country's membership of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Note 1:
The centre-right coalition government, formed after the 2013 elections, comprised the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the Liberal Party. These parties won a total of 88 seats in 2017. However, the Christian Democratic Party left the coalition after the 2017 elections, reducing the coalition to 80 seats.

Note 2:
The Labour Party, the Centre Party and the Socialist Left Party won a total of 79 seats.
Date of previous elections: 9 September 2013

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: September 2021

Number of seats at stake: 169 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 4,438 (2,571 men, 1,867 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 42.1%

Number of parties contesting the election: 24

Number of parties winning seats: 8

Alternation of power: No

Number of parties in government: 3

Names of parties in government: Conservative Party, Progress Party, Liberal Party

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 2 October 2017

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Olemic Thommessen (Conservative Party)
Voter turnout
Round no 111 September 2017
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
2'945'352 (78.22%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Labour Party
Conservative Party
Progress Party
Centre Party
Socialist Left Party
Christian Democratic Party
Liberal Party
Green Party
Red Party
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Labour Party 49
Conservative Party 45
Progress Party 27
Centre Party 19
Socialist Left Party 11
Christian Democratic Party 8
Liberal Party 8
Green Party 1
Red Party 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Parliament (13.09.2017)

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