Green Party (Norway)

The Green Party (Bokmål: Miljøpartiet De Grønne, Nynorsk: Miljøpartiet Dei Grøne, Northern Sami: Birasbellodat Ruonát, lit.'Environment Party The Greens') is a centre-left[2][3] green[4] political party in Norway. The party holds three seats in the Parliament of Norway (gaining 3.8% in the 2021 elections) and also has representation in municipal councils and county councils (gaining 6.8% in the 2019 elections).[5] The Green Party advocates green politics, and has been described as centre-left by academics and voters.[6][7] The party itself claims distance to the two dominant right-wing and left-wing political blocks, jointly denominated as "the fossil block",[8] and have stated their refusal to form a government with any parties that will continue to drill for oil in the North Sea.[9]

Green Party
Miljøpartiet De Grønne
AbbreviationMDG
LeaderUne Aina Bastholm
Founded29 October 1988
HeadquartersOslo
Youth wingYoung Greens of Norway
Membership (2021) 12,370[1]
IdeologyGreen politics
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Colours  Green
Storting
3 / 169
County Councils
36 / 574
Municipal Councils
310 / 9,344
Website
www.mdg.no

The Green Party is a member of the European Green Party and the Global Greens, and was founded with the German Greens as its stated model.[10] It maintains close ties to other Green parties including the German Greens and the Swedish Greens. It is led by Une Aina Bastholm.[11]


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