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    Norway Election Could Lead to Stricter Immigration Laws

    Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg casts his ballot at a polling station in Oslo September 8, 2013.Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg casts his ballot at a polling station in Oslo September 8, 2013.
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    Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg casts his ballot at a polling station in Oslo September 8, 2013.
    Incumbent Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg casts his ballot at a polling station in Oslo September 8, 2013.
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    Voters across Norway are casting ballots Monday in a parliamentary election that is likely to lead to a center-right victory, which could lead to stricter anti-immigration laws.
     
    Pre-election surveys indicate the election will lead to a change in government,  and a victory for Conservative leader Erna Solberg. 
     
    The Conservatives are expected to form a coalition government with the Progress Party, which has called for stricter immigration laws.
     
    The incumbent center-left government, headed by Labor leader Jens Stoltenberg, has been in power since 2005.
     
    The current government has been criticized for failing to put into place measures that could have prevented right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's killing of 77 people in 2011.

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    by: Charlie from: California
    September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
    Maybe it was too many Hollywood movies showcasing the racial mix on our coasts in particular that lured the Norwegians into the sudden decade long process to add enough immigrants from Africa and the Mid-east to equal 25% of the country's population a couple of decades ago, Who ever thought that made sense belongs in the same asylum as Breivik! Of course it will pay back the ruling party that brings them in in spades when they start voting. It's called importing trouble.

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