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How Norway’s Election Could Impact Its Economic Future

MIN READAug 23, 2021 | 16:14 GMT

A photo taken in December 2014 shows Norway’s parliament building in Oslo.

A photo taken in December 2014 shows Norway’s parliament building in Oslo.

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The upcoming general election in Norway will increase the influence of small parties that want to ban additional oil exploration and reduce ties with the European Union, which could lead to significant economic changes in Western Europe’s largest energy producer. Norway will hold a general election on Sept. 13 to appoint the 169 lawmakers in its unicameral parliament, the Storting. The country’s multi-party system means that coalitions of several parties are needed to appoint governments, which tend to be center-right or center-left alliances....

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