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Topic 2 Democracy, welfare and values


Norway is a democracy. Democracy means representative government. The country is governed by politicians who are elected by the people, and the majority decides. In this way it is the people who hold the power.

Elections are held in Norway every two years. A general election is held every four years. In the general election, citizens elect representatives to the Storting, the Norwegian parliament. Local authority and county council elections are also held every four years.

This website is a supplement to topic 2 in the textbook. Here you can read more about the following subjects:

  • Norwegian history: World War II
  • The Storting
  • Political parties
  • The government
  • The Norwegian legal system
  • Equality between the sexes
  • The monarchy
  • Norway’s national day

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