Norway Votes - Part Two - Aftermath and counting votes.
So Norway have voted for parliamentary election. The red-green government have won with 86 mandates versus the oposition of 83.
The Norwegian newspaper VG (Verdens Gang) have recently published an article claiming; the opposition consisting of the parties Right and the Progress Party did get the most votes, however was not able to win the election by mandates.
This is due to the value of the municipalities. Some have definitely more value than others. I.e. if the Labour party were to receive the most votes in the county of Hordaland, they would still be dependent on mandates. The percentage of votes do decide the amount of mandates each party is to send to parliament. If the Progress Party get the same amount of voters, they probably were to send a different amount of mandates. (Which I think might be the reason for the dispute of the 2000 Gore-Bush election)
This is why, in aftermath the party Left, have been heavily criticized by the opposition for ruining the election for the opposition. Many voters of Left have fled the party due to the fear of having the Progress Party in charge of government, due to some questionable policies.
If the party Left were to get as many voters as the last election. The opposition´s mandates might have been what tipped the scale over, ruining the election for the Red-Green coalition- led by former and now- current prime minister; Jens Stoltenberg (Labour Party).