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There may be fewer parties to choose from during next year’s general election. Photo: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

Of NTB | 10.05.2024 18:24:04

Policy: According to the Electoral Act, a party must have had 5,000 votes in a general election in order to be automatically included on the ballot papers for the next general election.

In 2021, the Liberals received 4,520 votes, or 0.2 percent, reports Nettavisen.

The party has now called for an extraordinary national board meeting where they will discuss whether or not to close the party. If you don’t get 5,000 votes, you have to collect signatures from 1 percent of everyone with the right to vote. That corresponds to 38,917 signatures.

Party leader Arnt Rune Flekstad says it will be a “miracle” to get so many signatures.

– If we have to stop 10 people for each signature, that’s 400,000 people, he says.

The other parties in the same situation are the Alliance, the Pirate Party and the list Patient Focus in Finnmark. The latter received one representative in the Storting at the last election. The Center Party, the Pensioners’ Party and the INP all received over 5,000 votes in the 2021 general election.

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