Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Parliament votes in favour of the monarchy
Yesterday the Norwegian Parliament debated a proposal aiming at initiating a process leading to the introduction of a republic. The proposal was put forward by the MPs Hallgeir H. Langeland and Snorre Serigstad Valen of the Socialist Left Party, and Eirin Sund, Truls Wickholm, Marianne Marthinsen and Jette F. Christensen of the Labour Party. After a short debate, which may be read here (external link), the idea was rejected with 83 votes against and only 11 for.