New poll: Three out of ten Norway’s Labor Party voters want a government without the SV

Trygve Slagsvold VedumPhoto: Jonas Gahr Støre / Terje Pedersen / NTB
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In a new opinion poll, 31% of the Labor Party’s (AP) voters answered that they would prefer a government without the Socialist Left Party (SV).

Instead, they would prefer a government consisting only of the Labor Party and the Center Party (SP).

Admittedly, there is a majority of 53% of those who are for a three-party government with the AP, the SV, and the SP, as the current AP leadership wants.

However, a large minority agrees with the SP leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, newspaper Aftenposten writes.

“This is not surprising. Many want a practical and down-to-earth policy that develops the whole country and a tax policy that does not hit ordinary people too hard,” Vedum said in a comment to the newspaper.

A three-party government

Party secretary Kjersti Stenseng did not want to comment on the large minority, emphasizing that the AP has only one plan: a red-green three-party government.

Vedum himself has always said that he does not want to enter into a government with the SV and that he prefers an alternative with only the AP and the SP.

Among his own voters, 34% want SV as a partner. Furthermore, as many as 95% of SV’s voters prefer a government consisting of the AP, the Sp, and the SV.

The opinion poll was conducted by Norstat for Aftenposten.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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