In Search Of A Majority

Norway is often rated the best country to live in: for the fifth consecutive year, it tops the United Nations' Human Development Index, which considers wealth, education and life expectancy. Norway's economy is the envy of the world: an expected 3.6% growth for 2005, almost nonexistent inflation of 1.4%, unemployment scraping the bottom at 3.7% and interest rates down at 2%.

With everything so rosy, why does the Norwegian population of 4.6 million seem so eager to toss the center-right minority government of Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik out of office in next week's election? Polls indicate a...

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