- Unicameral parliament
- Name: Parliament (Storting)
- Members: 169
- Term: 4 years
- Constituencies: 19 multi-member (3 to 16 seats) constituencies corresponding to Norway's 19 counties.
- Voting system: Proportional: Party-list system, with proportional distribution of seats according to the modified Sainte- Laguë method. Of the 169 members returned, 150 are elected as constituency representatives while 19 (one seat from each constituency) are elected as "members at large".
- Voter requirements: 18 years of age; Norwegian citizenship; residence in the country; Registration on the voters' list.
- Voting is not compulsory.
Summary, election results 1993-2009, main parties
In the latest parliamentary election in Norway, held on 14 September 2009, gave the ruling centre-left coalition a narrow victory. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labour-led (DNA) coalition secured 86 seats in the 169-seat parliament (85 seats are needed for an absolute majority). It was the first time a government survived an election in 16 years.