Society Party (Norway)

The Society Party (Norwegian: Samfunnspartiet) is a self-proclaimed anarchist political party[1] in Norway. The party was founded by Øystein Meier Johannessen in 1985.[2]

Society Party
LeaderBjørn Dahl

Its focus is on Northern Norway-related issues. The party also sympathises with the Palestinians in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. If Norway joins the European Union, the Society Party states that it will work for North-Norwegian secession from Norway.[1]

The party has been involved in several controversies. In 2005, Meier Johannesen placed a van which in Arabic proclaimed "God is great! Jihad continues until the Jews are out of Palestine. Dust you are and to dust you will return" outside of national broadcasting company NRK's facilities,[3] and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the stunt.[2] The party has also been listing famous people, including comedian Otto Jespersen and bishop Øystein I. Larsen, for local and national election against their will.[2] Defense attorney Tor Erling Staff was a member of the party and ran for election several times.[1] In the 2013 parliamentary elections the party obtained 295 votes. Bjørn Dahl is the new leader of the party and a candidate running for the 2021 Norwegian parliamentary election.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Blindheim, Anne Marte (6 September 2005). "Derfor parkerte de "bombebilen"". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c Nyhagen, Alexander (24 August 2007). "Otto Jespersen stiller til valg". VG Nett (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  3. ^ Dam-Nielsen, Jan Anders (6 September 2005). "NRK-trussel var politisk stunt" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  4. ^ "Valgdistrikt og listeforslag ved stortingsvalget 2021 - Valgdirektoratet". Archived from the original on 2020-08-11.