My last post probably gave a hint that I’m living through a troubled period in my life. I wrote it when I was very sad.
Then I didn’t write anything for a month, haha. After buying a premium plan – so much for serious goals like writing every day!
Instead I’ve been busy with moping and work.
Norway just had elections. And my foreign friends keep asking me: Who won?
It’s hard to explain. If you ask ME (which you shouldn’t on this matter), I would say the electoral system of Norway is almost impossible to fathom.
So I’ll explain in as few words as possible (read The Guardian to understand more):
The left wing (red) got more votes, but the right wing (blue) won the election. The prime minister of the Right party, Erna Solberg, keeps her position for another term. She is choosing her ministers right now, in accordance with other parties who got a respectable amount of votes. The blue parties in the right wing got 88 seats in the parlament, and the red parties got 81 seats.
This might mean that the taxes will be lowered sometime during the next four years, we might see more privatization and Norway will probably continue to search for oil in the Arctic. All this might have happened anyways. The difference between the right and the left side is not always clear. Norway’s parties mostly place somewhere in the centre.
The first evening in the rest of my life 😉