Norway's Conservatives, Labor suffer in local election

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-11 06:25:08|Editor: yan
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OSLO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Norwegian major political parties fared poorly in municipal and county council elections, according to preliminary results disclosed on Tuesday.

The ruling Conservatives suffered their poorest election performance in more than 40 years, with just 20 percent nationwide support, representing a 3-percentage-point decline from the previous elections in 2015.

The biggest party in the country, Labor Party has marked its worst results since the Second World War, Norwegian media reported. It got 25.1 percent, falling from 33 percent nationwide in the last local elections in 2015.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, also Conservative party leader, congratulated both the Greens and the Center Party on their election victories.

The Green Party (MDG) got 15.2 percent of votes in the capital city, Oslo, public broadcaster NRK reported Tuesday.

The Green's major rival -- the newly-established anti road tolls party (FNB) won in total 11 mandates in Norway's second biggest city of Bergen, becoming the third largest in the city after the Conservative and the Labor Party.

While Norwegian media predicted Oslo to be "greener" city in the next four years, FNB strengthened its position in western Norway, including its city of origin, Stavanger, where the young party won 9.3 percent of votes.