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Norway: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Arbeiderpartiet

Labour Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Government

Arbeiderpartiet is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 48 seats.

Arbeiderpartiet upholds social democratic and socialist values. The party advocates for social justice, workers' rights, and a strong welfare state.

Senterpartiet

Centre Party
Center
?
EU Parliament
Government

Senterpartiet is a text.party-info-orientation-center and currently represented in parliament with 28 MPs.

Senterpartiet upholds conservative and centrist values. The party advocates for the interests of rural regions, agriculture, and the preservation of Norwegian traditions.

Høyre

Conservative Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Høyre is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 36 MPs.

Høyre upholds conservative values, including economic liberalism, individual freedom, and free-market capitalism. The party advocates for limited government intervention in the economy.

Fremskrittspartiet

Progress Party
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Fremskrittspartiet is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 21 MPs.

Fremskrittspartiet upholds liberal and free-market values. The party advocates for lower taxes, reduced government spending, and individual freedom.

Sosialistisk Venstreparti

Socialist Left Party
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Sosialistisk Venstreparti is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 13 MPs.

SV upholds socialist and social democratic values, including social justice, equality, and environmental protection. The party advocates for comprehensive welfare policies and progressive taxation.

Rødt

Red Party
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Rødt is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.

Rødt upholds socialist and social democratic values, including social justice, equality, and workers' rights. The party advocates for comprehensive social programs and progressive taxation.

Venstre

Liberal Party
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Venstre is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 8 MPs.

Venstre upholds liberal and social liberal values, including individual freedom, equality, and social responsibility. The party advocates for an open and inclusive society.

De Grønne

Green Party
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

De Grønne (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 3 MPs.

The Greens uphold green and ecological values, including environmental protection, sustainability, and social justice. The party advocates for environmentally friendly policies.

Kristelig Folkeparti

Christian Democratic Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Kristelig Folkeparti is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 3 seats.

KrF upholds Christian and conservative values, including the protection of life, the promotion of family and marriage, and social responsibility. The party emphasizes the importance of Christian principles in politics.

INP

Industry and Business Party
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

INP (Industri- og Næringspartiet) is a right-wing party from Norway.