The World from Berlin In Norway, the Left Can 'Bribe' Voters with Oil Money

This week Norwegians voted to defend their generous welfare state and rejected parties proposing tax cuts, privatization and a crackdown on immigration. German commentators argue that the center-left government can only maintain the current system because of the country's massive oil wealth.
Norway's Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Jens Stoltenberg on election night.

Norway's Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Jens Stoltenberg on election night.

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