Oslo hangs in the balance. But, the xenophobic right is fairly and squarely defeated.

Norway’s local elections on Monday produced “a hung city,” with the right coming first with 28 seats in the 59 member city council and the left 26. The kingmaker is the MDG party, with five seats and of green convictions.

And the price for the prize of Olso may be the position of the Mayor. And the most motivated to accept the deal is the left since the right has held onto Oslo for 18 consecutive years.

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