Norway’s Solberg claims narrow victory in elections

Norway's current prime minister Erna Solberg claimed victory in Norway's legislative elections late on Monday, according to Norwegian news agency The Local Norway on Tuesday.

The Conservative prime minister said that voters in Norway had given her a mandate for four more years, adding that the right wind bloc needs to be a little cautious, but as for now it looks as though they will have a non-socialist majority.

Solberg said her second term marks the first time in 30 years a conservative prime minister has won in two consecutive elections.

According to Local Norway, Solberg's party along with its anti-immigration junior coalition partner, the Progress Party, and two other center-right allies, were on track to win a slender majority of 89 of the 169 seats in parliament, with 95 percent of votes counted.

The opposition received 80 seats headed by Labour leader Jonas Gahr Store.

Store said the results are a big disappointment for Labour.

However, compared with the last local elections in 2015, Solberg lost seven seats.

By Murat Temizer

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