Center Party (Norwegian: Partiet Sentrum, Northern Sami: Bellodat Guovddáš) is a registered political party in Norway. The party was established by several former county leaders from the Christian Democratic Party, defectors from the Socialist Left Party,[3] the Labour Party, the Conservative Party[4] and the Green Party, as well as former city councilor for the Labour Party in Oslo Geir Lippestad. The party's youth organization is Unge Sentrum.[5]

Center Party
Partiet Sentrum
Bellodat Guovddáš
LeaderGeir Lippestad
Founded24 September 2020 (2020-09-24)
Split fromChristian Democratic Party
Socialist Left Party
Labour Party
Conservative Party
Green Party
Headquartersc/o Advokatfirmaet Lippestad AS
Sehesteds gate 6
0164 Oslo
Youth wingUnge Sentrum
Political positionCentre to centre-left[2]
Colours  Red
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Municipal Councils
7 / 9,344

In the party platform, the party has decided to be a bloc-independent center party based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The party wanted a change of government after the 2021 Norwegian parliamentary election.[6] The party received 0.3% of the votes in the elections.[7]

Opinion polls edit

In December 2020, the party secured enough signatures to run lists in all counties for the 2021 parliamentary election.[8] The Center Party was measured in opinion polls in the winter of 2020/21 between 0.0 and 0.7 per cent support.[9][10]

In the spring of 2021, Norstat conducted a nationwide survey commissioned by the Center Party, to answer how the party fared before the parliamentary elections in 2021.[11] 2% of the 1,000 respondents answered "yes" to the question of whether they considered voting for the party in the autumn elections. 9% answered "maybe", and 13% answered "do not know".[12]

Electoral results edit

Election Leader Votes % Seats +/– Government
2021 Geir Lippestad 7,836 0.3 (#14)
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References edit

  1. ^ Sentrum (politisk parti)
  2. ^ Folk til Centrum
  3. ^ Rowe, Asle (20 December 2020). "(+) Thore Sebastian går fra SV til Partiet Sentrum". Sandefjords Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  4. ^ Aslam, Hina (12 March 2021). "Partiet Sentrum tar opp kampen med Ap: – Kunne ikke støtte et parti jeg ikke kjenner meg igjen i". Dagsavisen - nyheter, sport, debatt og kultur (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Partiet sentrum". NRK. 20 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Sentrum vil ha Støre som statsminister" (in Norwegian). 2020-09-30.
  7. ^ "Tall for hele Norge Stortingsvalg 2021". (in Norwegian). 14 September 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021. Partiet Sentrum 0,3%
  8. ^ "Sentrum har sikret seg 6,110 underskrifter – vil stille liste i samtlige fylker". Aftenposten. 20 January 2021.
  9. ^ " - Sentrum 0,0 og 0,1". Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  10. ^ " - Frp lekker til "andre" – II". Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  11. ^ "Partiet Sentrum får ikke vite hvem som vil stemme på dem – tar saken i egne hender". Vårt Land (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  12. ^ "Norstat undersøkelse: På rett vei oppover" (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2021-07-01. Archived from the original on 2021-07-01. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

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