Conservative Leader Solberg Sweeps into Power in Norwegian Election

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:00 AM
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s opposition Conservatives, promising tax cuts and better healthcare, won elections in a landslide on Monday but faced tough coalition talks with a populist party that wants to spend more of the accumulated oil riches and curb immigration. Led by Erna Solberg, a former girl scout leader who has overcome dyslexia, the Conservatives promise to diversify the economy away from oil, privatize state firms, and reduce some of the world’s highest taxes rates to give the private sector more breathing room.