Oslo becomes a symbolic battleground for tolerance


No reason to smile: Siv Jensen, leader of Fremskrittspartiet (Progress party) and Norway's Minister of Finance, attends an election vigil in Oslo, Norway, 14 September 2015, after nationwide regional elections in Norway. Initial reports on 14 September state that the anti-immigration Progress Party has suffered its worst results in over 20 years in Norway's regional elections.

Oslo becomes a symbolic battleground for tolerance

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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