Pensioners' Party (Norway)

The Pensioners' Party (Norwegian: Pensjonistpartiet) is a political party in Norway without parliamentary representation. It was founded in 1985 to work for the interests of pensioners, and the party mainly focuses on issues related to health care, taxes and pensioners' issues.[3]

Pensioners' Party
Pensjonistpartiet
LeaderOttar Gjermundnes
Founded1985
HeadquartersPrinsens gate 3 A
0152 Oslo
IdeologySingle-issue politics[1]
Pensioners' interests
ColoursDark purple, periwinkle
Parliament
0 / 169
County Councils[2]
3 / 728
Municipal Councils[2]
50 / 10,781
Website
pensjonistpartiet.no

The party has never been elected to parliament, although former MP Arne Haukvik, who was elected on the Centre Party (Sp) list in 1993, joined the party prior to the 1997 election after he was not renominated by the Sp. The party has representatives in the local councils of some cities and county assemblies.

Electoral resultsEdit

Storting
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
1985 7,846 0.3
0 / 157
New
1989 7,863 0.3
0 / 165
 0
1993 25,835 1.0
0 / 165
 0
1997 16,031 0.6
0 / 165
 0
2001 17,940 0.7
0 / 165
 0
2005 13,556 0.5
0 / 169
 0
2009 11,900 0.4
0 / 169
 0
2013 11,865 0.4
0 / 169
 0
2017 12,855 0.4
0 / 169
 0
2021 19,002 0.6
0 / 169
 0
 
Campaign booth ahead of the 2009 election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carlsen, Carina Charlotte (March 29, 2013). "- Vi kan bli landets største parti". Nettavisen.
  2. ^ a b "Pensjonistpartiet". Valg 2011 (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ Garvik, Olav (February 12, 2021). "Pensjonistpartiet" – via Store norske leksikon.