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Norway PM Wins Second Term as Insurgency Against Oil Fizzles

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Erna Solberg during a televised debate in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 12.

Erna Solberg during a televised debate in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 12.

Photographer: Kyrre Lien/Bloomberg
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled.  

“We won support for four more years because we have delivered on what we have promised and also because we have met tough challenges,” Solberg said at an election rally in Oslo shortly after midnight. “Our steady leadership has won the respect of the voters.”