ElectionGudie

Sept. 12, 2005 Held

2,649,735
Voted
Norway

Kingdom of Norway

Election for Storting (Norwegian Parliament)

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,649,735
Valid Votes:2,638,263
Invalid Votes:11,472

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labor Party 61 - 862,456

32.69%

Progress Party 38 - 581,896

22.06%

Conservative Party 23 - 371,948

14.10%

Socialist Left Party 15 - 232,971

8.83%

Christian People's Party 11 - 178,885

6.78%

Center Party 11 - 171,063

6.48%

Liberal Party 10 - 156,113

5.92%

Others - - 82,931

3.14%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 169 seats in the Parliament (Storting)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King HARALD V
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Kjell Magne BONDEVIK
  • Assembly: Norway has a unicameral Parliament (Storting) with 169 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch with the approval of parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Storting) 169 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** In the process of passing legislation, the Storting is divided into two chambers, the Odelsting and the Lagting. After each general election, the Storting elects one quarter of its members to serve in the Lagting, while the remaining three quarters become members of the Odelsting.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Labor Party / Arbeiderpartiet (AP)
    • Leader: Jens STOLTENBERG
    • Seats won in this election: 61
    • Seats won in last election: 43
  • Party: Progress Party / Fremskrittspartiet (Frp)
    • Leader: Carl I. HAGEN
    • Seats won in this election: 38
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Party: Conservative Party / Høyre (H)
    • Leader: Erna SOLBERG
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 38
  • Party: Socialist Left Party / Sosialistisk Venstreparti (SV)
    • Leader: Kristin HALVORSEN
    • Seats won in this election: 15
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Party: Christian People's Party / Kristelig Folkeparti (Krf)
    • Leader: Dagfinn HOYBRATEN
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Party: Center Party / Senterpartiet (Sp)
    • Leader: Aslaug HAGA
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: Liberal Party / Venstre (V)
    • Leader: Lars SPONHEIM
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on September 10, 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,623,291 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 3,421,741 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,331,059 (2005)

·         Is Norway a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Norway ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 May 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 64 (following the 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 1 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Norway a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Norway ratified CRPD: Yes (3 June 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 693,493 (est.)