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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s center-right opposition party has won local elections in the Scandinavian country, putting the conservatives of former Prime Minister Erna Solberg ahead of the governing social democratic Labor Party locally for the first time since 1924.
According to preliminary official figures released Tuesday with all votes counted, the conservative Hoeyre party received 25.9% of the votes in Monday’s elections, up nearly 6 percentage points from the last balloting in 2019 for local councils in Norway’s 356 municipalities and 11 counties. The Labor Party, headed by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, which ousted Solberg in 2021 national elections, came in second in the local vote with 21.7% of the ballots, down 3.1 percentage points from 2019.
Labor, which for decades was Norway’s largest party in local elections, had its worst results in nearly a century in Monday’s vote, making Hoeyre the largest party locally since 1924. It even surpassed Labor in Oslo, the capital.
Source: AP News