Det norske Arbeiderparti

Det norske Arbeiderparti
Norwegian Labour Party
LeaderJens Stoltenberg
Founded1887
HeadquartersYoungstorget 2 A, 5.etg. Oslo
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
Political ideologySocial democracy
International affiliationSocialist International
Colour(s)Red
WebsiteLabour Party
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The party headquarters


The Norwegian Labour Party (Norwegian: Det norske Arbeiderparti (DNA) or Arbeiderpartiet (AP) is a social democratic political party in Norway.

It was founded in 1887 and first ran in elections to the Storting (parliament) in 1894. It finally entered parliament in 1903 and steadily increased its vote until 1927, when it became the largest party--a position it has retained ever since, often with an absolute majority of parliamentary seats. In the election in 2001 it reached a low point of 24.3% of the popular vote, but was still the biggest party in the Storting. In the election of 2005 the party regained support and got 32.7% of the popular vote. It is the leading partner in the centre-left Red-Green Coalition, which won a majority in the 2005 elections. Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg became prime minister and leads a coalition government, the first one that the Norwegian Labour Party has entered. He was previously prime minister from 2000 to 2001.

From its roots as a radical alternative to the political establishment, the party grew to its current dominance through several eras:

The party experienced a split in 1921 caused by a decision made two years earlier to join the Communist International, and the Social Democratic Labour Party of Norway was formed. In 1923 the party left the Communist International, while a significant minority of its members left the party to form the Communist Party of Norway. In 1927, the social democrats were reunited with Labour.

The first Labour government, led by Christopher Hornsrud, was formed in 1928, lasting only two weeks. During the early 1930s Labour abandoned its revolutionary profile and set for a reformist course. Labour then returned to government in 1935 and remained in power until 1965 (except for the exile period between 1940-1945 and one month in 1963). Other periods in government have been 1971-1972, 1973-1981, 1986-1989, 1990-1997 and 2000-2001. It has been in power most of this time and is largely through their efforts that the modern welfare state in Norway has been created.

The Labour Party is still officially a social democratic party committed to liberal democratic ideals. During the last 20 years, the party has included more market liberalist principles in its policy, allowing for privatization of government-held assets and services and reducing progression in the income tax structure, following the liberal wave of the 1980s. However, recently it has tightened its ties to the traditional left.

The Labour Party profiles itself as a progressive party that subscribes to cooperation on a national as well as international level.

The party's youth organization is known as the AUF (Arbeidernes Ungdomsfylking).

Party leaders

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Jens Stoltenberg, party leader from 2000

Labour Prime Ministers

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Parliamentary election results



Year % of votes Members of the Storting
18940.30 out of 114
18970.60 out of 114
19005.20 out of 114
190312.14 out of 117
190615.911 out of 123
190921.511 out of 123
191226.223 out of 123
191532.019 out of 123
191831.618 out of 126
192121.329 out of 150
192418.424 out of 150
192736.859 out of 150
193031.447 out of 150
193340.169 out of 150
193642.570 out of 150
194541.076 out of 150
194945.785 out of 150
195346.777 out of 150
195748.378 out of 150
196146.874 out of 150
196543.168 out of 150
196946.574 out of 150
197335.362 out of 155
197742.376 out of 155
198137.165 out of 155
198540.871 out of 157
198934.363 out of 165
199336.967 out of 165
199735.065 out of 165
200124.343 out of 165
200532.761 out of 169

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