Støre: I spoke to Lysbakken and Vedum… Government negotiations can begin at the end of next week

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Labor leader Jonas Gahr Støre says he has spoken with both SV leader Audun Lysbakken and SP leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum today.

The AP leader met the press outside his home at Ris in Oslo. He also said that he had not yet spoken to the Red Party (Rødt) and the Green Party (MDG).

“We’re having a quiet day today. Vedum will return to Stange. We have slightly different rhythms on this. Now we will go through the election results,” Støre said.

He says he thinks government negotiations can begin at the end of next week. He also commented on the timeline for getting a new government in place.

All in due time

“The usual thing in Norway is that this happens in mid-October. But if we need more time, we will use more time,” said Støre.

He added that the party leadership would take responsibility for the government negotiations.

The Labor Party received 26.4% of support in this year’s parliamentary elections. Together with the SP (13.6%) and the SV (7.5%), Støre has a majority with 89 representatives.

That is also Støre’s plan A – to form a government with these three parties. The SV is also open to the idea, while the Center Party has been adamant that they prefer an AP/SP-based government.

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