Norway

Norway Conservative Party Gains 18 Seats in Parliament, Will Coalition With Three Other Parties

Have to iron out their differences

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Norway's Conservative party could be facing tough negotiations with coalition partners on the opening of the area off the Lofoten islands for exploration after securing a decisive election win over the ruling Labour-led government.

The poll result saw the party, led by incoming Prime Minister Erna Solberg, gain 18 seats while Labour lost nine to give the expected four-party centre-right coalition a majority of 96 in the 169-seat parliament at the time of publication, with final votes still being counted.