Norwegian Election 2021

As we stated, we don’t care much for politics and we don’t favor any particular political party. That said, it’s almost impossible to not have an opinion about the damned thing, especially after the lockdowns and stupid restrictions the last 16 months+.

But as always, we always feel strongly about the things we don’t like 😛 So to wake up to the news that Arbeiderpartiet’s Jonas Gahr Støre replacing Høyre’s Erna Solberg as prime minister, lays down the foundation for a great day and hopefully future.

But the best news is that MDG (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) and KRF (Kristelig Folkeparti is below the barrier limit and don’t get their seat among the 19 equalization mandates (one per constituency)

Also hopefully there will be less listening to the annoying second language in Norway (Ny-Norsk; New Norwgian) and especially the Bergen dialect. Listening to that is almost as bad as the last pandemic that came from that part of Norway in 1349…

Now if only we could get rid of EU (through the EEA), Schengen Agreement, The Paris Agreement, ACER, Marrakesh Agreement, WTO, UN and WHO we could start thinking for ourselves again, you know, as a Nation. But this country, after 8+++ years with crazy fruit cakes in charge, are so deep into that shit so better think baby steps I guess 😉

Sometimes it’s best to hold the victory dance until the result is final 😉

Good luck to Jonas running No(r)way the next four years. The poor man has waited a long time for this. If any politician in Norway deserves this for long and faithful service, it’s him. We might not agree on a lot of things, and he has way more patience with idiocy and crazy shit. but that’s why he is a politician and I’m not. You can say many bad things about Jonas , but being a bad politician is not one of them.

About the Norwegian election:

Elections to the Storting – parliamentary elections

When you vote in a parliamentary election, you are helping to decide which 169 representatives will sit in Norway’s legislative, appropriating, and supervisory assembly for the next four years.

The Storting’s main duties are making the laws we live by in Norway, deciding how the government will get its money and how that money will be distributed in society, and supervising the government. You can read more about what the Storting is and does on its website.

The right to vote in parliamentary elections

The right to vote in parliamentary elections is based on universal suffrage, which means that the right to vote is not restricted on the basis of gender, religion, ethnicity, property ownership, or other distinctions. Nevertheless, you do have to meet certain criteria to be eligible to vote in parliamentary elections. You must:

  • be a Norwegian citizen;
  • be at least 18 by the end of the election year; and
  • be, or once have been, registered in the Population Register as resident in Norway.

It is also possible to lose your right to vote pursuant to section 53 of the Constitution of Norway.

Composition of the Storting

The Storting consists of 169 representatives from 19 constituencies. Of these, 150 hold directly-elected constituency seats and 19 hold seats at large. The constituencies in Norway match the county boundaries as they were before the regional reform.
The distribution of seats between the constituencies is recalculated every eight years based on the 19 constituencies’ population and area.

The following distribution applies from and including the parliamentary election in 2021:

Constituency Inhabitants 1.1.2020 Distribution of seats 2020-2028


Østfold 299 447 9
Akershus 675 240 19 (+2)
Oslo 693 494 20 (+1)
Hedmark 197 920 7
Oppland 173 465 6 (-1)
Buskerud 266 478 8 (-1)
Vestfold 246 041 7
Telemark 173 355 6
Aust-Agder 118 273 4
Vest-Agder 188 958 6
Rogaland 479 892 14
Hordaland 528 127 16
Sogn og Fjordane 108 404 4
Møre og Romsdal 265 238 8 (-1)
Sør-Trøndelag 334 514 10
Nord-Trøndelag 134 188 5
Nordland 241 235 9
Troms Romsa 167 839 6
Finnmark Finnmárku 75 472 5
Author: Saraptor

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