Norway's Conservatives team up with an anti-immigration party to form a coalition govt

Published September 30, 2013

| Associated Press

The leader of Norway's Conservative Party says she is forming a right-wing minority government.

Erna Solberg said Monday the two-party minority government will include the anti-immigration Progress Party, which has never been in a Norwegian governing coalition before.

The new government follows an election this month which saw the Conservatives and three center-right parties win a majority, but only the Progress Party agreed to team up with the Conservatives in a coalition.

The coalition will replace a moderate one led by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party, which governed Norway for eight years and still is the largest party in Parliament.

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