OSLO, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Still 472 days before Norway's local elections next year, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has expressed belief in a victory for her Conservative Party, newspaper Aftenposten reported Saturday.
"To put it simple: we will win the cities. We will win the villages. In short, we will win the election next year," she told hundreds of party members at a campaign gathering Saturday.
Solberg's Conservative Party has a goal that is to take back power in major cities such as Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, the home town of prime minister, according to the report.
The party promises to provide better schools, better elderly care and sustainable welfare municipalities, Aftenposten reported.
"When 10,000 children leave school without learning to read and write well, it is a barrier to their further development," Solberg was quoted as saying.
"It must therefore be a priority that we get early intervention and ensure that no children experience school refusal because they have not received enough help," she said.