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Norwegian parliamentary election, 2001

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Template:Politics of Norway A general election to the Storting, the parliament of Norway, was held on 10 September 2001. The Labour Party won a plurality of votes and seats, closely followed by the Conservative Party. The Labour Party was unable to form a government, and a conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik of the Christian People's Party came to power.

Results

Party Vote Seats
% total
Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 24.3 −10.7 43 −22
Conservative Party (H°yre) 21.2 +6.9 38 +15
Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) ¹ 14.6 −0.7 26 +1
Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) 12.5 +6.5 23 +14
Christian People's Party (Kristelig Folkeparti) 12.4 −1.3 22 −3
Centre Party (Senterpartiet) 5.6 −2.4 10 −1
Liberal Left (Venstre) 3.9 −0.6 2 −4
Coastal Party (Kystpartiet) ² 1.7 +1.5 1 0
Others 3.8 0
Total 100% 165

Turnout was 75.1%.

Notes

  1. Jan Simonsen, who was elected as a member of the Progress Party, later sat as an independent after being expelled from the party.
  2. The Coastal Party was formally founded in 1999, but its leader, Steinar Bastesen, had won a seat at the previous election under the name Tverrpolitisk Folkevalgte.

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