The Norwegian Green Party Wins a Seat in Parliament!
By Eva Goes
This is the first parliamentary win for the the Norwegian Green party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) since its establishment 25 years ago. In the previous Parliament elections in 2009 the Norwegian Greens received 0.3% of the vote; this year support reached nearly 4% in an opinion poll. Rarely has a party grown so quickly.
Miljøpartiet De Grønne's (MDG) main message was focused on the environment and quality of life. As other parties advocate for Norway continuing oil exploration at nearly the same level until 2040, Miljøpartiet De Grønne is calling for Norway to phrase out its entire oil industry in 20 years, reasoning that If one of the world's richest countries fails to make the necessary changes, who then would lead the change?