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Calls for ideology in the election campaign

The Norwegian election campaign is mostly about distributing increased wealth, while the heavier debates in principle have failed, according to foreign journalists covering the parliamentary elections.


The Norwegian election campaign is followed by foreign media. But most people struggle to find the good and interesting things they can serve for their readers, viewers or listeners abroad.

- The election campaign has been a strange story. Heavy issues such as the relationship with the EU, immigration and the environment have not been included in the election campaign, says Björn Lindahl. Based in Oslo, he covers Norway and Norwegian politics for, among others, the Finnish-Swedish Hufvudstadsbladet, the Danish Politiken and the Swedish Göteborgs-Posten and Svenska Dagbladet.

He points out that the election campaign is largely about how the increased welfare should be distributed among Norwegians. Björn Lindahl has also noted in his coverage that the political parties are unable to gather people for the general elections.

- The voters show little interest in what the parties want on the agenda. That the parties are not able to find the right issues is shown by the demonstration on Youngstorget in Oslo. . .

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