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Miljøpartiet De Grønne, the Norwegian Green party, make history

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.

"We're in Parliament! Thanks for voting Green!""We're in Parliament! Thanks for voting Green!"

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.

 

 

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