Yes!! Yes yes yes yes!! Redgreen victory!! WOO-HOO!!!
OK, it's very even, 86 seats for the left versus 83 for the right. But still, it is a victory. It means that the current government will stay in power for the next four years. YES!! :-D
I've been watching TV (NRK of course ;-) all night and it's been so exciting, such an even race constantly, nerve-wracking for everyone involved. The broadcast has more than anything else confirmed my prejudices. Kristin Halvorsen (Socialist Left) was a bit hysterical, Liv Signe Navarsete (Center Party) was calm and collected, Dagfinn Høybråten (Christian People's Party - yeah, I know) was a disgusting slimeball, Lars Sponheim (Left, which is actually on the right :-) was depressed by their lousy results but held his head up, Siv Jensen (the Progress Party) lied through her teeth and blamed everyone else, Erna Solberg (Right) was disappointed but dignified. And Jens Stoltenberg (Labor - and still PM!!) was very impressive. I loved his victory speech. Which, incidentally, really highlighted the difference between his party and FrP.
Stoltenberg thanked all his supporters and so on, of course, and he also thanked everyone who voted for his party, and he thanked everyone else who voted for other parties. Because, and I'm quoting from memory here, it's so important for our democracy that we all do our duty and let our voices be heard ... so thank you to all the voters tonight, whatever party you voted for. Now that's classy. Whereas Jensen, sheesh!! She actually had the gall to say that she was grateful to those who had voted for FrP and that she appreciated how those voters have had the guts to stand up for their convictions and what they really believe in, etc, and do the right thing for Norway. WTF?? I would like to say the following to her: Fuck you and the horse you rode in on!!! Where the hell does that bitch get off telling 77% of the voters in this country that we're cowards who don't follow our convictions and don't want the best for our country?? Cause believe me, those of you who didn't see it, that's what she was saying.
What a fucking liberty. >:-( But this is no time to think of petty irrelevancies like Siv Jensen's opinions. >:-) Let's think about Stoltenberg the statesman instead. And VICTORY!! :-D
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