September 11, 2017 / 7:09 PM / 2 years ago

Norway's right-wing government projected to win re-election

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg leaves a polling booth as she votes at a polling station during general election, in Bergen, Norway September 11, 2017. NTB scanpix/Marit Hommedal via REUTERS

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s tax-cutting Prime Minister Erna Solberg is on track to keep power after an election on Monday, closely defeating a Labour-led opposition in a campaign over how to manage the oil-dependent economy, official projections showed.

The ruling coalition of the Conservatives and Progress Party, and two smaller center-right allies, would win 88 seats in the 169-seat parliament, Norway’s Directorate of Elections projected based on a count of early votes.

A separate TV2 forecast gave the government and its allies a wider majority of 91 seats.

Reporting by Oslo newsroom

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