Post terrorist attack Boost for Norwegian Labour Party


Sunday, 31 July 2011
The ruling Labour Party has seen good progress in membership growth since the terrorist attacks, according to a poll carried out by polling firm Synovate for Norwegian daily Dagbladet.

Even before the above opinion polling took place, there were reports after the incident that record numbers of Norwegian people were registering as new members of the party.

The attacks which occurred on the 22 July has ignited sympathy for the party as a sign of rejection of racist intimidation to ordinary people in an open democratic society that value all human beings. The Labour party is now seen as a party that is liberal and that which drive freedom and equality for all Norwegians irrespective of the religious or racial structure.


The polling was conducted between the 29th and 30th if July some 1,000 people were contacted.

“There are considerable margins of error. But the survey suggests, at least that the Labour Party has won the backing of the people”, said Synovate's chief Erik Dalen to the Norwegian newspaper.

The party has gone up 11 percent in the polls compared with June poll. It now stands at 41.7 percent.
Conservatives on their part has been reduced from 28.5 to 23.7. Progress Party - known as anti-immigrant party fell from 19.5 to 16.5 percent.

In related development, the Finns matched in their thousands on Sunday to show their support to the terrorist victims of Norway.

The victims of the terrorist attacks in Norway were honoured today in Helsinki. Over a thousand people attended a peaceful demonstration to show the families their support and protest against the evil face of racism.
The march started at the Central Railway Station in Helsinki at 15 hours local time and went along Mannerheimintie to Finlandia Park. The police estimate that about 1200 people attended the march.

The demonstrators where invited via the social media network by the organization My Finland is international.
It is also a scary time in Finland as the parliamentary election saw the True Finns, a nationalist far right party winning a huge support for the parliament. This means that Finland is also a very racially sensitive place and such a thing can happen there too, given that mass shooting is also popular in the country.
Tino Singh, who is one of the organizers, said that even the parliamentary election in Finland had attracted more Finns in xenophobic and racial ideas which have expanded their interest in his organization.
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