Contemporary Party

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The Contemporary Party (Norwegian: Samtidspartiet) is a political party in Norway, formed to represent the interests of Muslims in Norway.

History[edit]

The party was founded in 2009 as the Independent Labour Party (the name written in English was officially the only name used by the party). It was forced to change its name in June 2009 because of the close resemblance to the Norwegian Labour Party.[1] The party participated in the 2009 parliamentary election in the county of Oslo.[2]

Platform[edit]

Led by a Norwegian-Pakistani, Ghuffor Butt, the aim of the party is to lower gasoline prices, car charges, and taxes.[3] Because of this focus, the party has been nicknamed an "immigrant Progress Party".[4] Other issues for the party are to allow the wearing of the hijab in the Norwegian Police Service, to establish Muslim schools and nursing homes,[5] to make family reunification more easily available,[6] and to establish state funding for imams and mosques.[7]

Electoral results[edit]

The party received 264 votes (0.01%) in the 2009 parliamentary elections.[8]

References[edit]

  1. Iraki, Rima (22 May 2009). "Muslimsk parti må skifte navn" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 July 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. Bråthen, Trine (12 June 2009). "Muslimsk parti skiftet navn" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2009. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Samtidspartiet lei høye avgifter" (in Norwegian). VGTV. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. Thorenfeldt, Gunnar (19 April 2009). "- Uten svin og alkohol er nordmenn verdens beste muslimer". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 July 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. Juven, Olav; Kielland Jenssen, Grethe (1 April 2009). "To minoritetspartier banker på" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. Nisja-Wilhelmsen, Pål (27 July 2009). "Er du lei av de store partiene?" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 9 August 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. Iqbal, Samaria (29 July 2009). "Norsk-pakistansk filmregissør med nytt parti: Vil ha statslønn til imamer og sykehjem for innvandrere" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 9 August 2009.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
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