Expert believes Labour loses 80 Mayors

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Election expert believes Labour Party loses 80 Mayors

TV 2’s election expert Terje Sørensen does not believe the Norwegian Labour Party obtains more than 120 Mayors after next year’s municipal elections. Today, the party has 203 of them.


– Around 50 of today’s Majors are at risk of losing their positions to the Centre Party, says Sørensen to Bergens Tidendene.

So far in May Labour (Ap) has an average support of 24.3 per cent in the polls, according to BT. That is 8.7 percentage points lower than the National result from the municipal elections in 2015. Labour Party leader, Jonas Gahr Støre, does not worry about Sørensen’s predictions.

– Such predictions are always abundant. But I think we will gain a lot in the election, Støre tells the newspaper.

He believes what will determine the local election is whether the voters believe Labour has delivered on their promises while they have been in power in the municipalities. The goal is to keep all of the more than 200 Mayors.

– I think that most of our Mayors have very good results to show to and therefore will be re-elected, says Støre.


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