With Rasmus Hansson's strong showing in Oslo, the Norwegian Greens Miljøpartiet De Grønne will sent their first MP to Norway's Parliament. The party increased their vote considerably in the parliamentary elections on Monday September 9. After only achieving 0.4% in 2009, they managed to successfully establish themselves as a credible political force and scored 2.8% of Norway’s total votes in these elections. While this wasn't enough for them to pass the national threshold of 4%, they were nevertheless so successful in the electoral district of Oslo, that they won a long awaited seat in parliament.
“Through your efforts and endeavors Green ideas are blooming up in Norway and I think you have all reasons to be proud on yourselves”, congratulated EGP Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer.