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Norway's Liberals on verge of joining government - sources

Norway's Liberals on verge of joining government - sources
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January 12

OSLO (Reuters) - A decision on whether to include the centrist Liberal Party in Norway’s coalition will be made by Monday, two sources said, adding that talks between it and the minority government were advancing faster than planned.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg addresses a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2018.

REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPrime Minister Erna Solberg’s administration consists of her Conservative Party and the smaller right-wing Progress Party.

Adding the Liberals would make day-to-day governing easier for Solberg, but the three parties together would still hold only 80 seats in Norway’s 169-seat assembly and need support from the Christian Democrats to pass legislation.

While the Christian Democrats, who hold eight seats, back the prime minister on fiscal matters, they have rejected overtures to enter government.

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