Center-right bloc takes power in Norway
Chairman of the Conservative Party in Norway, Erna Solberg, casts her vote in the general election Monday Sept. 9, 2013 at the polling station at Apeltun School in Bergen, western Norway. The Conservative party is expected to do well, and Solberg may well, according to opinion polls, be in a position to form a a new coalition government after the elections. (AP Photo/Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) - Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg - nicknamed "Iron Erna" - will become Norway's new prime minister as the leader of a center-right coalition government likely including an anti-immigration party.
Preliminary results from the oil-rich Nordic country's parliamentary elections shows the Conservative Party got 26.8 percent of votes, the best result for the party in 28 years. Solberg, who will be Norway's second female prime minister after Gro Harlem Brundtland, thanked the voters Monday for a historic victory.
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Monday, September 9, 2013 12:00 am.