After the big victory of left and center parties, Labor Party (Ap), Socialist Left Party (SV) and the Center Party (SP) met to see possibilities to form a government. They have a positive prediction yet there are difficult issues to be discussed.
Both Ap and SV want a three-party government. SP has all the way insisted on a government without SV.
At the same time, the party has been careful never to close the door completely to SV.
AP, SV and SP are divided on a number of issues. Among other things, the parties have different approaches to taxation, welfare, and environmental policy.
- SV says no to more oil exploration, while both the Labor Party and SP want to support the oil industry.
- The Labor Party is in favor of cutting 55 per cent of emissions by 2030 (from 1990 levels). SP will cut 50-55 percent, while SV will cut 70 percent.
- The Labor Party and SV will triple the CO2 tax from the current NOK 590 to NOK 2,000 by 2030. SP are against.
- The Labor Party has guaranteed that the EEA agreement will form the basis for a new government. Both Sp and SV are critical of the agreement.
- SP will have fewer predators in Norwegian nature, while SV will ensure viable populations of wolves, bears and lynx.
- The Labor Party and SV will expand the current limit for self-determined abortion, while SP will keep the twelve-week limit.