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Storting

(stôr`tĭng), national parliament of Norway, dating from 1814. Its members are elected by direct universal suffrage for a four-year term, and representation is proportional. The Storting elects one fourth of its members to form the Lagting, or upper house, the remainder constituting the Odelsting or lower house, in which all bills must originate. Ministers may attend the Storting but may not vote.

Storting

 

the Norwegian parliament. The Storting is elected every four years according to a system of proportional representation and by citizens who have reached the age of 20. It is headed by a president and vice-president, who with the presidents and vice-presidents of the Storting’s two houses, the Lagting and the Odelsting, form the presidential council. The Storting approves the state budget, grants loans and credit, passeslaws, ratifies international treaties, and exercises control over the government.

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Conquest, with an invasion of Swedish troops into Norway, failed, and led to negotiations with the elected Norwegian Parliament, the Storting (Grand Assembly), established in the Constitution.
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After a few months a Swedish-Norwegian union was agreed under the Swedish crown, with Norway being granted its own parliament (Storting) and government.
All these neighbouring countres are expected to follow Sweden's lead and implement policies to eliminate fossil fuel dependence by 2030, Sigbjorn Johnsen (NOTE--SPELLING IS CORRECT), Norway's finance minister, said in an address to the country's Storting (parliament) on December 14.
The Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said on Thursday (16 February) that its plan for development and operation of the Tyrihans field in the North Sea had been approved by the Norwegian parliament Storting.
The first pair was issued on 27 November 2003 to commemorate the day in 1905 when King Haakon VII took his oath in the Storting. The second pair was issued on 23 September 2004, the day in 1905 when Norway and Sweden came to an agreement in Karlstad regarding a peaceful dissolution of the union.
The same word survives even today in the official name of the Norwegian parliament or Storting -``Great Council''.
Parliament: For most purposes the Storting (Parliament) has a single house of 165 seats; members are elected by popular vote by proportional representation to serve four-year terms.
The Norwegian Parliament, or Storting, has played a decisive role in Norway's history from its establishment in 1814 to the creation of an independent Norway in 1905.
According to a spokesman for the Storting -- Norway's unicameral legislature -- and Japanese embassy officials, about 900 Norwegians -- most of them merchant marine sailors and missionaries -- were interned by Japan either in the Philippines or in Tokyo.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's minority Government, which took office in March, had initially planned to issue a White Paper to the Storting (national Parliament) about Statoil before mid-June with a debate and vote before Christmas.