Norwegian newspapers: A majority government will ensure more stability

Norwegian mediaPhoto: Naina Helén Jåma / NTB

There is a number of challenges that the new government will face in the next four years, VG writes. Dagbladet agrees that it will not be easy but states that a majority government will ensure more stability.

On Tuesday, VG pointed out that the Labor Party (AP), the Center Party (SP), and the Socialist Left Party (SV) will get a majority in the new parliament (Storting), and that the three will likely go to great lengths to form a government together – with AP leader Jonas Gahr Støre as Norway’s new prime minister.

“A majority government can ensure the necessary stability and predictability. It will have better conditions for pursuing a comprehensive and responsible policy than a minority government that has to bargain on every single issue,” VG stated in an editorial entitled” Thank you, Erna – and good luck, Jonas.”

VG believes Norway was now ripe for a change.

VG: Solberg’s government has ruled Norway steadily through the pandemic

“Erna Solberg’s government has ruled Norway steadily through the pandemic. We can all be grateful for that. But voters rarely make their choices based on what has been. They look ahead to what may come.” 

The newspaper Dagbladet covered the elections with an article entitled “The loser became the winner.” 

“Jonas Gahr Støre and the Labor Party received fewer votes than in the parliamentary elections in 2017, but are still the winners of the election. Overall, the election result shows the largest majority for a political shift in many decades. At the same time, there is now a basis for a red-green majority government, which will not become dependent on the Green or Red parties. It can provide more stable and predictable leadership for the next four years.” 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayNews

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