List of political parties in Norway

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This article lists political parties in Norway.

Norway has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party can easily gain a majority of the 169 legislative seats. Parties may cooperate to form coalition governments.

The parties

Parliamentary parties

English party name Norwegian party name
Associated ideology Current leader International affiliation Representation
Parliament County councils (2011)1
Labour Party Arbeiderpartiet (bokmål)
Arbeidarpartiet (nynorsk)
Social democracy2 Jens Stoltenberg Progressive Alliance,
Socialist International,
Party of European Socialists
55 (30.8%) 273
Conservative Party Høyre (bokmål)
Høgre (nynorsk)
Conservatism, Liberal conservatism2 Erna Solberg International Democrat Union,
European People's Party
48 (26.8%) 210
Progress Party Fremskrittspartiet (bokmål)
Framstegspartiet (nynorsk)
Conservative liberalism,23
Classical liberal,4
Right-wing populism25
Siv Jensen none 29 (16.3%) 96
Christian Democratic Party Kristelig Folkeparti (bokmål)
Kristeleg Folkeparti (nynorsk)
Christian democracy2 Knut Arild Hareide Centrist Democrat International,
European People's Party
10 (5.6%) 47
Centre Party Senterpartiet
Liv Signe Navarsete none 10 (5.5%) 61
Liberal Party Venstre
Social liberalism2 Trine Skei Grande Liberal International,
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
9 (5.2%) 46
Socialist Left Party Sosialistisk Venstreparti
Democratic socialism2 Audun Lysbakken Nordic Green Left Alliance 7 (4.1%) 34
Green Party Miljøpartiet De Grønne Green Harald Nissen
Hanna Marcussen
European Green Party 1 (2.8%) 2

Non-parliamentary parties

English party name Norwegian party name Associated ideology Current leader International affiliation 2013 Parliamentary election County councils (2011)
Red Rødt Revolutionary socialism, Communism 10 Bjørnar Moxnes none 1.1% 7
The Christians De Kristne Christian right Erik Selle none 0.6% 0
Pensioners Party Pensjonistpartiet Pensioners' interests Ragnar Dahl none 0.4% 3
Pirate party Piratpartiet Norge Pirate politics Øystein Jakobsen none 0.3% 0
Christian Unity Party Kristent Samlingsparti Christian right Ørnulf Nandrup none 0.1% 0
Coastal Party Kystpartiet Conservatism Kjell Ivar Vestå none 0.1% 3
Democrats Demokratene Populism Elisabeth Rue Strencbo none 0.1% 1
Communist Party of Norway Norges Kommunistiske Parti Communism Svend Haakon Jacobsen none 0.0% 0
Liberal People's Party Det Liberale Folkepartiet Classical liberalism Vegard Martinsen none 0.0% 0
Contemporary Party Samtidspartiet Muslims' interests Ghuffor Butt none 0.0% 0
Center Alliance Sentrumsalliansen Centrism, Western Norway's interests Merete Andreassen none 0.0% 0
Abortion Opponents' List Abortmotstandernes Liste Pro-life Ludvig Nessa none 0.0% 0
Society Party Samfunnspartiet Anarchism Øystein Johannessen none 0.0% 0
One (Written) Language Ett (skrift)språk Anti-Nynorsk Einar Smørdal none 0.0% 0
Non-Partisan Deputies Tverrpolitisk folkevalgte none Harald O. Haram none 0.0% 0
Norwegian Republican Alliance Norsk Republikansk Allianse Republicanism Erland Skattem none 0.0% 0
Sami People's Party Samefolkets parti Sami interests Birger Randulf Nymo none - 1

Inactive parties

Defunct parties

See also


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