ElectionGudie

Sept. 9, 2013 Held

2,848,824
Voted
Norway

Kingdom of Norway

Election for Storting (Norwegian Parliament)

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,848,824
Valid Votes:2,836,141
Invalid Votes:12,683

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 55 - 874,799

30.84%

Conservative Party 48 - 760,261

26.81%

Progress Party 29 - 463,525

16.34%

Christian Democratic Party 10 - 158,471

5.59%

Centre Party 10 - 155,350

5.48%

Liberal Party 9 - 148,300

5.23%

Socialist Left Party 7 - 116,054

4.09%

Green Party 1 - 79,198

2.79%

The Christians - - 17,733

0.63%

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 Jens STOLTENBERG
  • Assembly: Norway has a unicameral Parliament (Storting) with 169 seats.

Description of electoral system:

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

*** There are 19 multi-member districts corresponding to Norway's counties. Any party that wins more than 4% of votes nationwide but does not win enough votes in any constituency to earn a seat is eligible for compensatory "leveling" seats. The electoral system is open list proportional representation; voters may reorder or cross out candidates on a party list. Seats are allotted using the Sainte-Laguë method.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,079,623 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 3,641,753 (September 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,527,380 (2013)

·         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: 67 (following the 2013 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: 761,943 (est.)