On the penultimate day of a legislative election driven by climate change and economic injustice, Norway’s voters went to the polls on Monday, with the center-left opposition generally anticipated to replace an eight-year-old Conservative-led government.
The campaign has focused on Norway’s role as a major oil and gas producer, however a shift away from petroleum – and the jobs it generates – is expected to be slow regardless of who wins.
However, surveys show that he may become reliant on either the Red Party, which advocates for socialist social reforms, or the Green Party, which wants to phase out Norway’s oil output entirely by 2035.
Labor might potentially consider ruling in a minority. Stoere says his government will focus on reducing CO2 emissions in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement, but he rejects any energy policy ultimatum.
Stoere has promised to reduce inequality by decreasing taxes for low- and middle-income people while raising rates for the wealthy if he wins.