Election 2011

The local elections are due here in Norway in a couple of weeks. In case you have no idea what the different political parties really want, but you still feel you should vote - because if you don’t you have to STFU about everything related to local politics for the next four years1 - you can try NRK’s Valg 2011 Valgomat. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Norwegian, which is a shame.

I tried the service the other day and this is the result:

NRK’s Valg 2011 Valgomat (http://www.nrk.no/valg2011/valgomat/)
NRK’s Valg 2011 Valgomat (http://www.nrk.no/valg2011/valgomat/)

It looks like my views on the environment and other related hippie-business influence my choice of political party this time around. The result has changed quite a bit since the 2009 parliamentary elections:

Looks like I’m a socialist.

It might be that the political parties have changed their views, what do I know. It’s good to see that FrP (Progress Party) is still tucked in safely at the bottom, even far behind Pensjonistpartiet (Pensioners’ Party). I have to admit; that fact came as a bit of a shocker.

Even more shocking is probably that I agree more with the views of Kristent Samlingsparti (Christian Unity Party) than the views of well-established parties. I thought I had nothing in common with the Christian Unity Party at all, but now it seems I have to want think it’s really cool to build huge walls in the Middle East. I don’t, just for the record. Also, the party I was most likely to vote for in the parliamentary elections back in 2009, are way back down in the second half of the lest this year.

Interesting. So interesting, I’m tempted to call shenanigans on the entire Valgomat service. Did you get surprised yourself?

  1. I’m sorry, but George Carlin got this on wrong (reference). ↩︎


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