Will the Green Party reach the 4% threshold? “We will not relax until all the votes have been counted”

Rauand Ismail - Siri Stav - MDGPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB
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Green Party (MDG) officials Lan Marie Berg and Rasmus Hansson are following the vote count with a lot of excitement. 

“This is very exciting. We are just a little above the threshold on the forecasts, and we will not relax until all the votes have been counted,” Lan Marie Berg told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

She is a parliamentary candidate for the Green Party for Oslo, and if the election forecast published at 9 PM materializes, MDG’s one representative in the Storting will finally get some company. 

However, the Labor Party, the Center Party, and the Socialist Left Party are poised to get a majority without the MDG and the Red Party. 

“This result will be historic anyway, we will get a large green group in the Storting, and then we will fight for climate and nature policy every single day,” Berg said. 

Hansson excited

MDG’s Rasmus Hansson, who was the party’s one parliamentary representative before party leader Une Bastholm took over in 2017, is also excited.

He is number 2 on the Oslo list behind Lan Marie Berg. According to all indications, the MDG will have more parliamentary representatives soon. The exact number depends on whether they end up above or below the threshold.

Satisfied with the election campaign

He believes the party ran a solid election campaign and adds that they will fight for climate policy regardless of the support they get. 

At 10 PM, the party was just below the threshold, according to forecasts.

“It is incredibly stimulating and exciting. It is absolutely crucial for the future,” Hansson said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayNews

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