A historic election for Norway’s Red Party: “This feels absolutely fantastic!”

Marie Sneve MartinussenPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

The Red Party (Rødt) got 4.6% of support according to the forecast from the Norwegian Electoral Directorate at 9:45 PM and could thus go from one to eight representatives in the Norwegian parliament (Storting).

“This feels absolutely fantastic! A historic election for Rødt… We need this if we are to take Norway in a new direction and reduce economic differences and climate emissions in a fair way,” deputy leader Marie Sneve Martinussen told TV 2.

In the last parliamentary election in 2017, Red received 2.4% of the vote. That gave the party one representative in the Storting, party leader Bjørnar Moxnes.

The forecast from the Norwegian Electoral Directorate on Monday night shows that the party is likely to get just under 5% of the vote, which would give the party eight representatives in the Storting, of which four are equalization mandates.

“We are willing to cooperate with a new majority,” Martinussen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayNews

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