Norway Election: Conservative Erna Solberg Triumphs

BBC News, September 10, 2013

Norwegian centre-right leader Erna Solberg is set to form a new government after Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted election defeat.

Ms Solberg described her win as “a historic election victory for the right-wing parties”.

Her Conservative Party is widely expected to form a government with the anti-immigration Progress Party.

It is oil-rich Norway’s first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist left 77 people dead in 2011.

With three-quarters of the votes counted, the bloc of four right-wing parties had won 96 of 169 seats in parliament.

Ms Solberg, 52, will become Norway’s second female prime minister after Gro Harlem Brundtland, and its first Conservative prime minister since 1990.

She is nicknamed “Iron Erna” for her robust views when she served in the cabinet between 2001 and 2005.

Much attention is now focused on the Progress Party, poised to enter government for the first time.

Ms Solberg also needs a third coalition partner to ensure a majority–but it is not yet clear whether the smaller Christian Democrats or Liberals are prepared to work with the Progress Party. They may instead opt to stay out, but give parliamentary support to a minority government comprising the Conservatives and Progress.

Correspondents say the Progress Party has toned down its anti-immigration rhetoric since Anders Behring Breivik’s atrocity in 2011.

The vote was Norway’s first general election since the far-right extremist killed 77 people in an Oslo bombing and a gun attack at a Labour Party youth camp. Breivik had previously been a member of the Progress Party.

A sharply critical report last year on police blunders in their response to the attack is reckoned to have undermined support for Mr Stoltenberg.

Oil wealth

Welfare issues dominated the election campaign, as well as Ms Solberg’s pledge to lower taxes and diversify the economy away from its heavy reliance on oil revenue.

That oil wealth cushioned Norway from Europe’s financial crisis and the country’s unemployment is so low–less than 3%–that foreign workers are still needed to fill many jobs.

The conservative leader also wants more privatisation to boost Norway’s international competitiveness, but there is a broad consensus on free public healthcare and education.

The Progress Party is among those pushing for more spending from Norway’s vast sovereign wealth fund, worth about $750bn (£479bn)–a potential point of dispute with the Conservatives.

Labour still emerged the biggest party in terms of votes, but would be unable to form a majority again with its leftist allies.

Mr Stoltenberg said he would step down after presenting the budget next month.

“In accordance with Norwegian parliamentary tradition, I will seek the resignation of my government after the presentation of the national budget on October 14, when it’s clear that there is a parliamentary basis for a new government,” he said.

The Labour leader, prime minister since 2005, congratulated Ms Solberg.

He said his party tried “to do what almost no-one has done, to win three elections in a row, but it turned out to be tough”.

Ms Solberg told supporters in Oslo: “Today the voters have produced a historic election victory for the right-wing parties. We will give this country a new government.”

Correspondents say at least the top two cabinet posts – and possibly the top three – are likely to be filled by women.

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  • Spartacus

    Notice how many times they mention Breivik… As if it would be some sort of shame that he was a member of that party. Quite the contrary…

    • Manaphy

      While I don’t agree with Breivik’s means, I still believe that he is a hero to all European people, and European political parties should support his views, because most Europeans probably share them but are afraid to speak up for fear of slander and ad hominem attacks which are slung at race-realists, like you and me.

  • Because of the presence of the Progress Party in the new governing coalition, I am more optimistic about the vote in Norway resulting in positive consequences on immigration for Norway than I am about the vote on Saturday in Australia.

    • Romulus

      There is much more physical space in Australia than in Norway. That makes it a target for migrants. Even if the entire western half is desert.

      • Ella

        Generous welfare programs -having all that oil monies- tend to be the target for Nonwhite immigrants. Norway complies with UN refugee resettlement programs since the early 70’s being a wealthier Western nation.

        • Romulus

          That is true as well. We are told here that immigrants are needed to do the jobs that whites won’t do,when it has more to do with replacing the lower end of the labor force so that blacks can rise IP the socioeconomic ladder. Norway doesn’t need to kiss brown butt for oil because of the oil from the north sea slope that has been a boom to their economy. So somebody their is actively promoting it’s racial destruction. Care to take a geuss as to who?

  • Rick Brooks

    I wouldn’t get too excited about her election. She’ll probably turn out to be another Nicolas Sarkozy. Say lots of good stuff when running and then do practically nothing in power. Cozy up to the (gasp) “Far” Right for a little while and then be done with them.

    • Sick of it

      Her party calls itself the Progress Party. They have toned down anti-immigrant rhetoric. They seem extremely eager to spend the money Norway has saved up. They plan on putting women in top cabinet positions as a point. The way they talk about the economy makes me think they will be free traders who want to open up the Norwegians to utter deprivation like we suffer in the rest of the western world via outsourcing. AFTER spending the oil money.

    • me

      You don’t know Norsk women very well. Takk, Erna! Var sa god! Skoal!

      • Rick Brooks

        I hope your right!

  • kjh64

    “Correspondents say the Progress Party has toned down its anti-immigration rhetoric since Anders Behring Breivik’s atrocity in 2011.”

    Notice the bias of this article. If a party is “anti-immigrant” then it is rhetoric that has to be toned down. Also, the term “anti-immigrant” is designed to make those who oppose immigration look mean and heartless, why you’re against people who immigrated? A non-biased article would say “anti-immigration”

    Also, what does one criminal(Breivik) have to do with immigration into Norway? Yes, he chose to commit a horrific crime citing immigration yet that has nothing to do with the immigration issue itself in Norway. Nobody opposed to immigration is suggesting that people go on shooting sprees, just that immigration be halted.

    • Spartacus

      He did nothing “horrific” . He saw Norway’s children getting killed and gang-raped by filthy muds, and he chose to go after the children of those who let the muds in in the first place. There’s nothing wrong with that.

      • bigone4u

        Two years ago I would have disagreed with you, Spartacus. But our situation is so desparate now…

        • Spartacus

          Glad to see people are starting to see the truth, all of it, including the many gruesome things that we will be forced to do in the near future. But it is what needs doing, and we cannot avoid it if we are truly honorable men and women .

          • RisingReich

            I as well am glad to see your change of heart, for it’s necessary to your own survival as an individual as well as that of our race.

            “Their wickedness forces us to be wicked, too.” Not an exact quote and not mine, but the truth none the less.

          • Spartacus

            Change ? When was it different ?

          • RisingReich

            Sorry – meant that for the other poster.
            My apologies.

      • Enar_Larsson

        I’ve been suspicious for a while but now I am convinced that you are a government agent looking to “recruit” some blockheads for a fake t e r r o r p l o t .

        • Spartacus

          Oh no ! My cover’s been blown !

          Being paranoid is always a good thing, but keep it for people who actually do suspicious things… Like trying to recruit on a damn forum, something you may have noticed I’m not actually doing.

          • bigone4u

            Online recruiting for criminal acts would be rather foolish. But all who post on this forum who live in the US know that a midnight knock on the door by government agents is a possibility. Disqus may be a government sting operation designed to identify “dissidents” such as liberatarians, race realists, and independent thinkers. In fact, the entire Internet may have been invented simply to indentify us and keep us under surveillence, with an eye to eventually sending us to crematoria.

          • Spartacus

            I have no doubt we’re all being watched, regardless of who we are, or what we do. Look at the bright side though – there’s far too many of us at this point, so stopping us by force is not an option they have. All they can do is try to intimidate us, brainwash us or grind us down slowly . Make sure they don’t, and we’re OK .

          • Sick of it

            I think the internet was meant as a tool for greater centralization and control, but they accidentally opened up Pandora’s Box and let freedom escape at the same time.

          • MikeofAges

            Yes, and fortunately we have reached a point where the economy cannot function without the internet. Really, the internet has actualized a new kind of underground economy. Most people have no idea the magnitude of the underground economy, the numbers of those who work and sell for cash, or operate unlicensed businesses even if they report most of their income. State and local government ignore all of this because it reduces dependency costs. The federal government doesn’t care because few make enough money to pay significant income tax and future social security payments are avoided as well.

            The only things government is concerned about are unlicensed storefront businesses and entities with complete payrolls that do not withhold taxes.

          • Sick of it

            Yep, a lot of small businesses who report their income also rely upon the internet to advertise and sell their goods, as traditional brick and mortar stores are just too expensive to maintain these days.

          • MikeofAges

            They exist in a semi-legal area. The operators do a tax return, but otherwise are unlicensed and often in violation of zoning. Licensing is a serious profit center for cash starved cities and towns. They want to charge annual license fees, inspection fees and so on. These are levied on operators such as self employed salesmen and women, women who take in sewing and operators of internet businesses, none which so much as maintain an inventory of merchandise or have any significant traffic to the door. Efforts to charge license fee of people who come into a town to do business, such as salespeople making calls, lawyers and contractors or repairmen are another racket. The best bet for avoiding harassment if you want to operate a home-based business is to locate in an unincorporated area. Even then, some unincorporated areas have been made subject to the same zoning as adjacent cities or towns. It all depends on where you are.

          • Sick of it

            Living in an unincorporated area which does not fall under so many state codes and laws is a good idea generally. Create a homeowners’ association for the area and basically choose who lives there and how they maintain their property. The government cannot do anything about it legally.

          • Ella

            The Internet was part of the government information highway used by public universities and other government agencies. Of course, they can monitor and put backdoor portals on anything that they dream of doing. Our only advantage is the number of people using it. I know these sites are monitored by analysts because we have been “labelled” as dangerous Middle Class Whites who have been stripped slowly of their political power and wealth for years. Look at what they did to the Tea Party who probably have more milder views of social problems in the USA. Educated people are always a nuisance to the elite.

          • Romulus

            Considering the level of surveillance, that is not outside the realm of possibility

      • Sick of it

        Shh, the proles aren’t supposed to figure out that those in charge are not invincible.

      • kjh64

        Yes, he did do something horrific by killing those kids and yes it is very wrong to go around shooting people. Norway shouldn’t have allowed immigration but that in no way, shape or form justifies shooting and/or killing people.

        • Romulus

          Your comment exemplifies why women are not predisposed for combat. There are times in history when it becomes necessary for the tree of liberty to be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

        • Spartacus

          If they are killing us, what possible reason could we have for not fighting back ?

        • Ella

          These murders just add more negative press against the Right. Norway will not be moved any closer to protesting their immigrants. Breivik should have settled down and had 5 Nordic children using Norway’s generous parental leave and other social programs. These type of men end up prison and have nothing to offer.

        • joesolargenius

          I agreee that killing children is a heinous act but unfortunately it is atrocities such as this that garners the attention necessary to effect a much desired action. An equally horrible example is the cutting off of Children limbs in Africa which allowed the bandits doing so to began receiving financial gains through charitable aid donations. The Rebel /terrorist / Bandits were living really poorly before commencing these deeds .

  • joesolargenius

    I am quite curious to see if they pass any new laws resrticting immigration in Norway.

    • me

      They will.

  • Diversity Awareness Brigade

    Even when reactionary White Europeans are acting conservative, the still want to be led by a woman.

    It’s over.

    • bigone4u

      Joan of Arc was a woman. Look at what she did.

      • Romulus

        With the help of plenty of men. Let’s not fall for the tough chick BS. Ever serve with females? It’s more pomp and fluff than substance. Take away the weapons and tech, and you have a crescent roll. Of the very few female warrior types I’ve met, they we’re overwhelmingly Irish,German and Italian. I mean truly women that had the gall to engage in combat or violence like men can; not violent for violence sake like black women

        • me

          Nope…Scratch a Norsewoman, lose a limb.

          • Romulus

            The shield maidens we’re fierce yes,but the Scandinavian pirates did not take their women into battle with them. That is a farce and a popular television series. Im unwilling to commit more of our females to battle simply because they reproduce our kith and kin. There is a reason why females are more compassionate as a general rule than men. They have always been the primary caregivers of offspring.

          • me

            Yes, our ancestors were wise. However, who do you think was protecting the homeland and tribe while the Norsemen were out looting and pillaging?

          • Romulus

            @kjh 64; Eduard and ME :

            We must not let our emotions override logic and common sense. I’M NOT disparaging women. The biological rules that dictate our respective roles to the family and clan cannot be deviated from drastically without repercussions. If you control or kill your females, you WILL kill your tribe. Women most certainly should learn self protection as a matter of course if nothing else but to keep themselves from harm. Depositing our woman onto a modern battlefield with the ferocity of men would be suicide. Our military is not quite OTTOMAN or completely push button yet.
            With the current downward demographic spiral, we would be best served if we reproduced our unique mutations. Let’s not forget the unimaginable brutal carnage that white wars 1&2, and VIETNAM. THINK what would happen if a platoon of Al qaida got a hold of a squad of our females. They fraise strong woman. They would make what the Bantu/moor goumiers did to the Italian women look like a picnic. Just like they did to Lara Logan.

            Finally, the modern incarnation of feminism is more about the destruction of the traditional family than anything else. If women are objectified sex objects or replace men in their traditional roles, then the enemy can keep us off base long enough to keep us from breeding and thereby further our dispossession. Men are being completely deballed and emasculated, meanwhile MAN rams black bucks at our ladies non stop 24/7. When you view from this perspective , the picture becomes clear. PONTIAC, the famous Michigan Indian chief once said “If you want to destroy the tribe, you control the females” In this case, it is to flip flop the roles that have generally been in place for tens of thousands of years.
            Let me reiterate to sum up. It would behoove us immensely if all of us learned to be combat ready yet women shouldn’t be on the front lines so to speak. In war, the pawns go FIRST because they are sacrificial.

        • kjh64

          Yes, she had plenty of “help” from the men. They helped her into the fire, so to speak. She was a very brave woman. There are plenty of tough women and brave women however women are usually, with some exceptions, tough in a different way then men and vice versa. I don’t agree that women are “crescent rolls” either out for pomp, My granny raised 10 kids, she wasn’t any wimp.

          • Romulus

            Last I checked, excepting artificial techniques, women CANNOT reproduce without men. I didn’t say she wasn’t brave. I said don’t fall for the women are as tough as men schtick. Most good leaders have a platoon of people around them helping in the decision making. However your take on modern feminism, women will never replace men as warriors. This little blip of human history will revert to normal roles as industrialism loses it’s utility. That doesn’t mean that women can’t be fighters. They are not predisposed to be.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          Slavic women are very capable of utter ruthlessness and callousness when it comes to violence, that is why half of some Spetznatz units were women. In WW-II, they flew combat missions and acted as snipers against the Nazis, suffering terrible losses and inflicting worse death and destruction upon their enemies.

          • Romulus

            Yes, there are many examples of brave fighting women through history. Let me be crystal clear!!! Women are NOT men!! The percentile of women warriors of total populations throughout human history has changed very little. Modern feminism is the result of industrialisms magic. Whose machines and miraculous electronic tech has given humans the false notion that our roles are COMPLETELY interchangeable. Human magic and assumptions will not supersede evolutions biological mandate. Both sexes should and can learn any form of martial arts and for the sake of our race, it behooves the ladies to learn. However, without the procreating of our peoples DNA by our females, we are DEAD. Mother nature is NOT kind. Reproduce or die , that is the very reason for our existence. Better than 90% of all species that have ever existed on planet earth have females as the primary caregiver for offspring. The reason is biological. By their very nature females are less prone to violence and more so to compassion and nuturing

    • me

      DAB,
      I don’t see you running for your local political offices. It seems that none of the men that have been in power have done such a bang-up job. There’s nothing more fierce than a Norsewoman protecting her blood. I have great hope in Erna taking out the garbage in Norway.

    • Chris Granzow XI

      Marine Le Pen and her daughter are more effective than any other men out there ( they can be bold without scaring away voters). They also have the skills to reach out to other women.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Which is a big part of the problem we face. Women do not realize by and large that they have much to lose if whites are dispossessed in their own lands.

        • Chris Granzow XI

          I think the patriarchy/matriarchy argument is a whole other issue altogether though. More men have to learn to see things from a woman’s perspective (or at least try). You have a point, but it’s a completely different conversation. Plus, you kind of contradict yourself when you say “..without women on our side…” because politicians like Le Pen are bringing in more women to our side. And the hypergamy argument only goes so far……a lot of factors are at play when choosing a partner. You have to give white women some credit, instead of focusing on the outliers. I don’t really see all these white women preferring other men over their own. I think we make a false assumption that these women had a good white guy to choose from in the first place.

        • me

          There are a LOT of White women that are race realists, that have NEVER dated outside their White race. There are too many, though, that watch Oprah and waste their nurturing instincts on the worst type of people. It’s our job to get through to these brainwashed female victims of feminism and Marxism.

    • kjh64

      What difference does it make if she’s a woman? The only thing that matters is that she is Norwegian and what she will do in office.

  • Arbeideren

    BBC forgot to mention that one of the incumbent “red-green” coalition partners, the Senterpartiet, enrolled one Vidkun Quisling as defence minister back in the day. Anyhow, good riddance.

  • bigone4u

    We are witnessing a world-wide awakening, one opposed by our politicians. Teach these fools a lesson at the ballet box and you build a foundation for progress. BTW, the more Putin kicks around Obongo, as with Syria, the more that anyone can see what an unintelligent empty suit Obongo is. The liberals had their black POTUS, now let them eat cake.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      In many white countries, there is NO chance whatsoever that true conservatives will ever be in power, short of a civil war or worse. That is especially true of the U.S In other words, the world wide awakening won’t just be a revolt at the ballot box, there will be thunder, fire and rivers of blood that will follow before whites in at least some of their rightful homelands will be in control of their own nations once again. The ruling elite, International Jewry and their accomplices will find trying to stop this mega-tsunami to be as impossible as escaping from sunshine in the middle of a open desert. There will be nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide for them, thanks to the Internet. No longer can they completely keep the people in the dark. There are other ways we can speed the awakening along, and one way to do that is teach people how to plant seeds, grow food and share it with family, friends and neighbors. To the global elite, that is truly a revolutionary act.

      • Ella

        Both Iceland and Norway have very small Jewish populations. They have kept them out to a certain degree, especially politics. Also, you will never see a female, US president unless she is a sickening liberal.

        • Chris Granzow XI

          …cue Hilary Clinton.

        • Romulus

          One can visit the Swedish museum in phila and look at the wall with famous northmen and women. It clearly shows the transition from actual Scandinavians to the other white people.Bear in mind that the EU and the BANKERS have been pulling the strings in Europe.

      • kjh64

        There are some that want to blame the Jews for everything but really, a large part of or most of the problem is with gentiles. There are more than enough Christians and atheists etc. that are in government pushing and promoting mass immigration for cheap labor or votes. Sorry, but you can’t blame most of this on the Jews, most of it is caused by non-Jews.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          They ARE a large part the problem, because they openly brag about their role in our nations being overrun by Muslims and hostile non-whites. Genocidists such as Barbara Specter are not aberrations, they are the norm. They may be small in numbers, but they are dramatically overrepresented in the top echelons of government, media, finance, and corporations. They have a lot of power, how is it immigration into my country and in Europe continues over the overwhelming opposition of the native born white population? Yes, there are a lot of corrupt gentiles going along with this, but the ringleaders behind our problems are not white.

  • Romulus

    Atrocity? So an indigenous tribal member tries to send a message to foreign invaders when his panty wussy sissy government refuses to protect their own national identity and he’s called the monster? Talk is cheap, actions speak much louder!! Sweden could use a much bigger wake up call. Anybody see bill on fox Jws… I mean news! Their rolling out the teleprompter comparing Assad to …. Yep!, you gridded it, nazis. so the zionists want us to run over Syria. Kevin MacDonald has a great article on this topic.
    If the tribe wants us to attack, then I’ll have to decline support. What’s good for them is usually bad for us.

    • Romulus

      I never said he was one of us. I was alluding to his willingness to use force to draw attention the the negative effects of mass non similar invaders.

  • Bergeron

    It’s too bad this is from the BBC. I would have liked to see the original article on a site that allows comments.

  • me

    Nope. The males have been castrated by the non-goys, or corrupted with geld and power.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    That oil wealth cushioned Norway from Europe’s financial crisis and the
    country’s unemployment is so low–less than 3%–that foreign workers are
    still needed to fill many jobs.

    Unless unemployement is less than 1%, the natural rate of people switching between jobs, there is no justification to import browns to do these jobs. Letting them go unfilled would be preferable. Alternatively, they could bring in many of the unemployed Greeks, Irish, Britons, Spaniards, etc. to do these jobs, as opposed to giving them to people who aren’t even European, but even suggesting this would be hate speech.

  • jackryanvb

    After the Finns, Norwegians are the best Nordic people. Few if any Norwegians mate with Tiger Woods, oJ Simpsons, Billy Joels, that lazy AyRab son of Harrod’s that $&$@& Princess Diana.

    Go Norwegians!

    Swedes are spoiled, corrupt – dumb blondes .

    (Apologies to Swedish Nashionalist singer Saga – the best)

  • JackKrak

    Yes, better than a leftist party but let’s not get too excited.

    “Right-wingers” in Scandinavia are often the sort who favor 10 years in prison for murderers instead of five, kinda sorta suggesting that people on welfare should get a job and at least trying to have the hammer and sickle removed from official government stationery.

    We’ll see what happens.

  • Spartacus

    It doesn’t matter whether they were merely brainwashed, they were the enemy . In a war, you don’t wait around, thinking “Hey, maybe if we just hold out and do nothing, they’ll change their minds and join us.” That’s how wars are lost…

    And I did read his “rants”, and I assure you he’s as ethnocentrist as they come .

  • jeffaral

    She is blonde, fat, conservative. The sheeple voted for her and they will get what they deserve: more third world immigrants.

    • Ella

      At times, I really feel crushed and embarrassed about our descendents. I witness a slow, drop of death among our people who bought into this utopian world. Scandinavian people just don’t stand up for themselves even with our long history of conquering and maritime achievements. Genes may be there, but the ethno-culture barely exists.

  • prunepit

    The Anders Brevik false flag operation was supposed to put the finishing touches to anti-immigrant political parties.

  • Hunter Morrow

    Erna SOLBERG. Doesn’t sound like much of a triumph.

  • me

    Why do you think the Norse broke it off with the Swedes back in 1905? Like my dear old grandmother used to say, “A Swede is a Norwegian with the brains removed.”

  • Paulo Kotor

    Goddammit she’s a huge conservative whale.