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Right-wing coalition for Norway

The leader of Norway's Conservative Party announced today that she is forming a right-wing minority government.

Erna Solberg said the two-party coalition will include the anti-immigration Progress Party, which has never been in a governing coalition in oil-rich Norway before.

The new government is expected to tighten immigration policies, cut the inheritance tax and increase private health care.

In a national election earlier this month, the Conservatives and three centre-right parties won a majority, but only the Progress Party agreed to team up with the Conservatives in a coalition.

The new government will replace a moderate one that was led by prime minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labour Party and governed Norway for eight years. Labour remains the largest party in parliament.


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