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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 11:29
Norway’s ruling party wins general election
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Norway's Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg appears set for a second term after claiming victory in the country's general election.

Solberg's ruling coalition with the Progress Party is slated to win 89 of 169 seats, with 95% of votes counted.

The opposition Labour Party appears to have maintained its position as the largest single group in parliament.

The election had been labelled the "biggest election thriller in many decades" by national media.

Labour's Jonas Gahr Store conceded defeat and wished his rival well.

"This is a big disappointment for Labour," he told supporters after results showed his party would lose six seats

Before the election, opinion polls indicated a close race, with an aggregate suggesting just one seat may separate the parties.

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