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    http://www.thelocal.no/20130909/norw...t-a-clear-lead

    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]The Conservative party and its allies won over voters with promises of tax cuts, better health and elderly care, and stricter rules on immigration. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]With 99.7 percent of the votes counted, the four right-wing parties were projected to win 96 seats, compared to 72 won by the out-going centre-left coalition, well beyond the 85 needed to secure a majority in parliament. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]"Today you have helped to make history!" Conservative leader Erna Solberg said as she took the stage at half past eleven. "Now it's our job to really do what we have promised." [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]Stoltenberg conceded at just after 11pm, and said he would resign as Prime Minister after presenting the next budget. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]"The result must be viewed in light of the fact that we have been eight years in government," he said. It was, he said, "a very respectable" result, with [/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]Labour remaining the biggest party in parliament, with some 54 seats and 30.4 percent of the vote. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]While Solberg was gracious in victory, thanking the outgoing government, Siv Jensen, the leader of the populist Progress Party, began her speech with the words "Bye Jens" to the rapturous applause of her supporters. [/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Denmark recently had its leftists back in office after nearly a decade of conservative rule. And now Norway has a conservative government after 8 (?) years of Labour Party rule. And Sweden has a center right government in charge as well. Is it now more usual for there to be conservatives in power in Scandinavia or at least, more of a flip flop where leftists win an election here and dumped for the next election? And what does this mean overall for the region? Can right wing government in Norway rewrite the rules on immigration there?

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    Maybe the Norwegians will stop giving mucho dinero to corrupt, scumbag politicians around the world now. That would make the world a better place for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuredgefan View Post
    Maybe the Norwegians will stop giving mucho dinero to corrupt, scumbag politicians around the world now. That would make the world a better place for everyone.
    Its largely inadvertent and re-directed funding its not like they are bailing out dictators to keep them onside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gently Benevolent View Post
    Its largely inadvertent and re-directed funding its not like they are bailing out dictators to keep them onside.
    Speaking of that

    http://www.thelocal.no/20130909/norw...nment-salaries


    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]Money from Norway's aid budget is going towards paying the salaries of 380 public employees in the country, with Price Waterhouse Coopers managing the transfers. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]The first payments were made last week, and went to workers in the country's Ministry of Finance and country's Auditor General, two organisations which need to be functional for the country to be able to fight the government corruption seen in the previous transitional administration. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=arial]"What we expect is a strengthened public financial sector, which can control the budget, be transparent with their projects, and so enhance the reputation of the government," Norway's international development minister Eidsvoll Holmås said of the project. [/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuaPatetOrbis View Post
    Like I said if corrupt politicians are getting money from Norway its not deliberate. Norway does a great job in infrastructure rebuilding and improvement and from my experience in fisheries they are strong in directing the money to he people that actually need it.

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