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

Have to iron out their differences


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.