I haven’t followed the campaign in any detail so these are scattered observations:
1. This is the first time since 1993 that a Norwegian government has survived a general election. 86 seats (of 169) should be a comfortable majority.
2. Turn-out was down from 77,4 to 73,5 per cent. Norway and Finland generally have lower levels of turn-out than Denmark and Sweden.
3. Opinion polls seem to have missed a lot of developments: The Conservatives and the Social Democrats did better than expected, the Progress Party and the Socialists performed worse. Support for the Liberals took a dive and the party lost 8 out of 10 MPs.
4. And re: The Progress Party. It is still by far the largest right-wing party in Norway with 22,9 per cent of the vote against the Conservatives’ 17,2, but it may have reached the limits of its electoral capacities.