World Bulletin / News Desk
Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s party has ruled the oil-rich country in a coalition government since 2013.
The main opposition Labour party is challenging, but it is likely whichever of the two main groups return the most lawmakers to Norway’s 169-seat parliament, a deal with smaller parties will be necessary to form a government.
A selection of liberals, rural centrists, Greens and socialists are also running.
Among the hopefuls is Espen Barth Eide, the former UN envoy on Cyprus, who is running for the Labour party.
Polls opened at 9 a.m. local time (1100GMT). Around 3.6 million people are eligible to vote.
Official results of May 12 elections have been dogged by controversy
Muhammed Ebu Dekka was wounded by Israeli gunfire on May 14, says Palestinian Health Ministry
Protestors march from Bryant Park to United Nations headquarters
U.S. withdrew from UN rights council, accusing it of being hypocritical and biased against Israel
New rule is latest effort by Trump to dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act
Foreigners buy over 2,400 houses, marking a 36.1 percent rise year-on-year, according to official report
Over 1.4 million Turkish expats have cast their votes
Antonio Guterres 'would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council,' spokesman says
Long sentence would set ‘strong precedent’ against Islamophobia
"Officials do not want to report these crimes," Trump says without presenting any evidence
Israeli national security adviser meets Russian counterpart in Moscow to discuss Syrian developments
NATO's breakdown is not inevitable -- we can maintain it, and all the benefits we derive, argues Jens Stoltenburg
Some interesting facts about Muslim nations and the players in this year’s competition.
Global tide of forcibly displaced people rose 2.9M last year; Turkey hosts largest refugee population, most Syrians
Republican-controlled Senate votes 85-10 for fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act