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  • More than half of election campaign contributions from trade unions

    Political parties received more than NOK 67 million in contributions from their supporters during this year’s general election campaign, of which almost NOK 36 million was donated by the labour organisations to the Labour Party, Socialist Left Par...

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  • This is Norway 2017

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

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  • Immigrants and the 2015 municipal and county council elections

    Reports 2017/10

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  • Do refugees get involved in local politics?

    Statistical analysis 2017

    Municipal election statistics for 2015 show that immigrants have a lower voter turnout than other voters in Norway, and that refugees are generally no more politically engaged than the majority of immigrants. Two per cent of municipal council repr...

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  • Centre left still favoured by women

    The Labour Party, Socialist Left Party and the Red party received 44 per cent of the votes from women in the municipal elections in 2015. If we add the Centre Party, more than half of the female electorate voted for the Centre left. The Conservati...

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  • Lower voter turnout than Sweden and Denmark

    Voter turnout in local elections has been falling in Norway and most of Europe in recent decades. Four years ago, the number going to the polls in Norway increased, from 62 to 65 per cent. The share of the Norwegian electorate that exercises its r...

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  • Female chairmen in three out of ten municipalities

    Twenty-eight per cent of the chairmen in Norwegian municipal councils are women. This is an increase of six percentage points from the 2011 election when 96 of the chairmen were women. The Labour Party and the Centre Party gained most chairmen. Am...

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  • Voter turnout highest among women

    The turnout in the 2015 elections was 62 per cent among women and 57 per cent among men. Among the over 67s, however, participation is higher among men. Among those with a tertiary education, almost 8 out of 10 voted, while among those without an ...

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  • Voter turnout decreased in most municipalities

    The turnout in the municipal elections this autumn was 60.0 per cent; a decrease of 4.2 percentage points compared to the 2011 municipal elections. Sixty-five of the 428 municipalities saw an increase in voter turnout, while the remainder saw a de...

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  • 218 000 new voters are eligible to vote

    A total of 4 025 950 persons are eligible to vote this year. This is an increase of 218 000 since the previous municipal and county elections. The biggest increase is among voters with an immigrant background. A total of 534 000 voters in this gro...

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  • Electoral turnout among persons with immigrant background

    Reports 2015/33

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  • 60 000 list nominees

    For this year’s county and municipal elections, 59 983 nominees are candidates. The proportion of females is 43 per cent. The share with an immigrant background is 4.2 per cent; an increase of 0.7 percentage points compared to the local elections ...

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  • Minifacts about Norway 2015

    The 2015 edition of Minifacts about Norway was the final edition.Minifacts about Norway presents key information about Norway in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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  • Four million have the right to vote

    For the first time in history, over four million people are entitled to vote in an election held in Norway. This is an increase of about 219 000 voters from the municipal and county council election held in 2011.

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  • Surge in immigrant Conservative voters, but most vote Labour

    In the general election of 2013, over 60 per cent of voters with an immigrant background from Africa, Asia and Latin America voted for centre-left parties. If we compare the general election in 2013 with the municipal elections in 2011, support fo...

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