Norway’s parliamentary elections: 40% of candidates on party lists are women

Parliament StortingThe Norwegian Storting. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

A total of 5,174 candidates are registered in this autumn’s parliamentary elections in Norway, and 40% of them are women. On the parliamentary parties’ lists, 49% are women.

Out of the parties that are already in the Norwegian parliament (Storting), the Red Party (Rødt) has the most women on its lists, with 56%, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).

They are followed by the Socialist Left Party (SV) (53%), the Greens (MDG) (53%), The Liberal Party (V) (52%), the Labor Party (AP) (50%), The Christian Democrats (KrF) (50%), the Center Party (Sp) (48%), the Conservatives (H) (48%), and the Progress Party (FRP) (31%). 

The total proportion of women for the parliamentary parties amounted to 49% in the last two elections.

A total of 25 parties and lists are running for election this year. Sixteen of them have lists all over the country. 

Since one candidate can be listed in several constituencies, 4,104 people hold 5,174 candidate slots. A total of 349 people are on two lists, while 129 people are on at least three lists.

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

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