Recommendation of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation 10 April 2018, approved in the Council of State on the same date. (Solberg Government)
Proposition to the Storting (Bill)
The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation proposed in April 2018 certain amendments to Act no. 57 of 28 June 2002 no. 57 relating to parliamentary and local government elections (the Representation of the People Act). The proposed amendments to the Representation of the People Act imply that the parliamentary election in 2021 may be conducted with the current 19 constituencies, pending the ongoing review of the Election Act and final consideration of the issue. The Norwegian Parliament passed the Bill on June 4 2018. The Bill also contains a summary of the evaluations of the parliamentary election in 2017, where the Ministry responds to some comments from the Storting’s Credentials Committee from Innst. 1 S (2017–2018), Recommendation to the Storting. The report the Ministry received from the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights under the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR) following the observation of the parliamentary election in 2017 is also commented in the Bill.