Last week on 10 September, Norway held elections for mayors and municipal councils, and for county councils. The results ended up with the Socialist Left Party's share of the vote plummeting, and the other two parties of the governing "Red Green Coalition" (the Norwegian Labour Party and Centre Party) making modest gains.
However, in terms of electoral breakthroughs, the revolutionary socialist Red Electoral Alliance (Rødt Valgallianse, now just Rødt) made significant gains in elections. It increased its share of municipal council seats from 57 to 66, and kept its county council seats at 8. Also, Rødt politician Knut Henning Thygesen was elected mayor in the town of Risør, the first Rødt member to be elected to such an office. This marks a good breakthrough for the organisation since it lost its only member of the Storting in 1997.
Congratulations to Rødt, and well wishes for future successes as a revolutionary socialist party!