The Green Party and the Christian Democrats were less than 7,000 votes short of the 4% threshold

Kjell Ingolf Ropstad - Ingelin Noresjø - Olaug Bollestad - KRFPhoto: Naina Helén Jåma / NTB
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The Green Party (MDG) and the Christian Democrats (KRF) ended up with three representatives each in the Norwegian parliament (Storting) because both parties are below the 4% threshold. The margins were small.

According to NTB’s calculations, the Green Party lacked 5,258 votes to reach the 4% threshold. The Christian Democrats were 6,157 votes short.

With this election result, the MDG will be represented in the parliament by Une Bastholm from Akershus and Lan Marie Berg and Rasmus Hansson from Oslo. They have received so-called direct mandates. Had they crossed the 4% threshold, they could have received three or four additional equalization mandates.

For the KRF’s part, the new parliamentary group will consist of Kjell Ingolf Ropstad from Vest-Agder, Olaug Bollestad from Rogaland, and Dag Inge Ulstein from Hordaland. They would also have received three or four equalization mandates on top of this had they received an additional 6,200 votes.

A total of 2,905,743 votes were counted at 11 AM, the Norwegian Electoral Directorate’s overview shows. 0.2% of the votes cast remain to be counted, so the calculation is not final. Nevertheless, there are so few votes left that it will hardly affect the figures for the KRF and the MDG.

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

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