The Rise of the Norwegian Parliament: Studies in Norwegian by Hilmar Rommetvedt

By Hilmar Rommetvedt

This paintings provides 8 experiences of alternative yet interrelated points of parliamentary govt in post-war Norway. cut up into 3 sections, it makes a speciality of the formation of presidency, association of parliament and the altering family among parliament, executives, and arranged pursuits.

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6 shows the results from the recommendations given by the Finance Committee. On examining the total party distances, we found that the non-socialist collaboration initiative before the 1977 election succeeded despite the fact that the coalition range was relatively wide (45 per cent disunity). 6 we see that the coalition range within the Finance Committee was smaller (36 per cent disunity) than for all committees seen together. In 1974–77 the coalition range in the Finance Committee was at the same level as in 1963–65 (38 per cent disunity) when the foundation was laid for the successful pre-election collaboration efforts in 1965.

The Syse cabinet was formed as a minority coalition, and Syse had to resign after a year in office. However, the minority coalition headed by Bondevik stayed in office for a longer time than most observers predicted. In other words, the choice under ‘normal’ circumstances between a singe-party minority government and a majority coalition government in periods with no single majority party requires elucidation. Minority Governments and Party Coalitions Minority cabinets are often seen as a symptom of crisis.

The so-called Coastal Party was represented by the whaler Steinar Bastesen. If we are supposed to characterize the development of the Norwegian party system in the last few decades in one word, it has to be ‘fractionalization’. The number of parties represented in the Storting increased from 5–6 in 1945–69 to eight at the election in 1973. At the following election in 1977, the situation ‘normalized’ and six parties were represented in the Norwegian Parliament. Since 1989, however, there have been 7–8 parties in the Storting.

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