Estimates suggest prime minister Erna Solberg will pull off victory by narrowest of margins over centre-left opposition

Norway’s conservative prime minister, Erna Solberg, and her rightwing coalition government are set to hold on to power after defeating the centre-left opposition by the narrowest of margins, according to official projections.

Estimates based on a partial count of about 75% of votes cast in Monday’s general election gave 87 seats in the 169-seat storting to Solberg’s Conservatives, their populist, anti-immigration Progress party coalition partners and two smaller centre-right parliamentary allies.

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