The long election campaign starts now

Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre, and Prime Minister Erna SolbergOslo.Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

One year before the next parliamentary elections starts, the long election campaign with a live party leader debate in Arendal.

The environment may be heated when the Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the other party leaders clash in a half-hour television debate from Arendal Culture center on Thursday night.

This election will be about getting the best possible start on the long election campaign.

Content and form will be important according to election researcher and professor Bernt Aardal.

– The cases that dominate the election campaign and voter evaluation of how the parties are doing it is crucial to which party they vote for was his summary of the parliamentary elections in 2013.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today