Voters want new Labour Party leader as Prime Minister

Jonas Gahr StøreOne out of three voters would prefer the new leader of the Labour Party, Jonas Gahr Støre, as Norway's prime minister. 22 percent say they would like to keep current Prime Minister Erna Solberg as the head of government. In a recent survey by Ipsos MMI on behalf of Dagbladet, 11 percent say that they would like to have former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg back as the head of government. That makes him the country's third most popular candidate for Prime Minister.

 

New Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre get support from 33 percent of respondents.

"These are nice figures and a great encouragement. That is all I have to say," Støre tells Dagbladet.

Current Prime Minister Erna Solberg's popularity has fallen from 41 percent in the month of the election, to 32 percent in December, 25 percent in March, and 22 percent in the latest poll. 

Whereas 49 percent of the Conservative Party's own voters think that Solberg is the right person for the role, 61 percent of the Labour Party's voters think that Støre would be the best candidate for Prime Minister. 

(NTB/Aftenposten)

 

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