Left-leaning coalition predicted to win Norwegian parliamentary vote

Labour’s Jonas Gahr Støre on course to be prime minister, but will face hard choices about picking allies

Norway’s left-leaning opposition has ousted the country’s Conservative-led government in parliamentary elections, exit polls have predicted, but the exact shape of the “Red-Green” coalition set to run the Nordic country is far from clear.

The Labour leader, Jonas Gahr Støre, is on course to be the next prime minister after the centre-left party won a projected 48 seats in Norway’s 169-seat parliament, with his preferred three-party coalition on course for a slim majority of 88 MPs.

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