The Progress Party's number of MPs may be cut in half

StortingetThe Progress Party may lose more than half of their members of parliament after this fall's election, based on the results from a recent poll.

After the last government election, the Progress Party was the second largest party at Parliament, with 41 MPs. However, the latest poll by Aftenposten shows that the party is only supported by 11,9 percent of the respondents.

If the poll is an indication of what will come during this fall's election, the party's number of MPs could be cut in half. The party moves back 1,5 percentage points according to the poll, and its size is only a third of the Conservative Party.

The decline also means that the Conservatives and the Progress Party would lose their collective majority at Parliament. If this is still the situation at the upcoming election, they will have to seek support from the Left Wing Party or the Christian Democrats in order to achieve a non-socialist majority and a change of government.


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