Norway PM hints on continuing coalition after election

Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, centre, walking from the Conservative Party's election vigil to the Parliament Building in Oslo, Monday evening, Sept. 11, 2017. Vote projections from the national electoral directorate point to the Conservatives of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, coalition partner the Progress Party and two non-socialist support parties winning at least 88 seats to maintain a narrow hold on government. (Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix via AP)
Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives for a press conference in Oslo, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Solberg says the four-party center-right alliance in power should "talk together" about forming a new government. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/ NTB scanpix via AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg hinted Tuesday her two-party minority coalition could continue in power, but stopped short of saying whether it could be expanded by including traditional support parties.

Solberg says the four center-right parties should "talk" after Monday's election that saw them mustering a majority of 89 seats in the 169-seat parliament, the Storting.

She declined to say whether her Conservatives and the anti-immigration Progress Party would continue as a coalition for the next four years with the support of the Liberals and the Christian Democrats, or include them in a new government.

The leftist Labor Party remained Norway's largest party, but its likely coalition partners didn't get enough seats to put the left in power.

Turnout was 77.6 percent of Norway's 3.76 million voters.

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