Norway Parliament 2021
At stake in this election:
- 169 seats in Norwegian Parliament
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: King HARALD V
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Erna SOLBERG
- 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 the parliament 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. Any party that wins more than 4% of votes nationwide is eligible for compensatory "leveling" seats. The electoral system is a semi-open list proportional representation; voters may reorder or cross out candidates on a party list. Seats are allotted using the modified Sainte-Laguë method.
- The last election for the Norwegian Parliament was held on 11 September 2017
Main candidates in this election:
- Labour Party / Arbeiderpartiet
- Leader: Jonas Gahr STØRE
- Seats won in the last election: 49
- Conservative Party / Høyre
- Leader: Erna SOLBERG
- Seats won in the last election: 45
- Progress Party / Fremskrittspartiet
- Leader: Sylvi LISTHAUG
- Seats won in the last election: 27
- Centre Party / Senterpartiet
- Leader: Trygve Slagsvold VEDUM
- Seats won in the last election: 19
- Socialist Left Party / Sosialistisk Venstreparti
- Leader: Audun LYSBAKKEN
- Seats won in the last election: 11
Population and number of registered voters:
- Female Population: 2,701,478
- Is Norway a signatory to CEDAW: 17 July 1980
- Has Norway ratified CEDAW: 21 May 1981
- The Optional Protocol to CEDAW was adopted on 6 October 1999 and ratified by Norway on 5 March 2002. CEDAW became part of Norwegian law when the former Gender Equality Act was passed. On 19 June 2009, the convention was incorporated into the Human Rights Act and has thus been given precedence over other Norwegian legislation.
- Gender Quota: Yes, voluntary party quotas
- Female candidates in this election: N/A; 69 (41%) of the 169 of seats in the Parliament are currently held by women (The 2017-election to the Parliament).
- Human Development Index Position: 1
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very low
- Is Norway a signatory to CRPD: 30 March 2007
- Has Norway ratified CRPD: 3 June 2013
- Population with a disability: 781,153