Norway went to the polls yesterday, September 9, in what proved be a breakthrough election for Miljøpartiet De Grønne, the Norwegian Green party.
Rasmus Hansson was elected to the Norwegian Parliament as their first ever Green MP. He recieved 5.6% of the vote in Oslo, ensuring one of the constituency's 19 seats. Nationally, the party recieved 2.8%, their strongest ever result and a sure sign that they are on the rise.
After facing difficulty getting national attention in national elections, in 2011 the party won two seats in County elections with 0.9% of the vote.
This increase in visibility has had a clear affect on their polling results. Norwegians have begun to really listen to the party. Their result in Oslo confirms this.
You can find a full breakdown of the results of the elections here.