Norwegian Sami parliamentary election, 2005
Norway was divided into 13 constituencies for the 2005 Sami parliamentary election. For each, 3 representatives were elected. In addition an additional representative was elected from the four constituencies with the most votes. For the 2005 election the constituencies were:
In the county of Finnmark:
- Várjjat (the municipalities of: Sør-Varanger, Unjárga (Nesseby), Vadsø, Vardø and Båtsfjord).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Magnhild Mathisen, Gunn-Britt Retter, and Knut Store
- The highest electoral turnout in 2005 (79.1%).
- Deatnu (the municipalities of: Deatnu (Tana), Berlevåg and Gamvik).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Marianne Balto Henriksen, Jánoš Trosten, and Per Ivar Henriksen.
- Kárášjohka (Karasjok) municipality.
- Representatives (2005-2009): Egil Olli, Terje H. Tretnes, Synnøve Solbakken-Härkönen, and Marie Therese Nordsletta Gaup.
- Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino) municipality.
- Porsáŋgu (the municipalities of: Porsáŋgu (Porsanger), Lebesby, Nordkapp and Måsøy).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Josef Ingmar Vedhugnes, Olaf Eliassen, and Wiebke Synnøve Slåtsveen.
- Áltá/Fálesnuorri (the municipalities of: Kvalsund, Hammerfest, Alta, Hasvik and Loppa).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Per Edvind Varsi, John Harald Skum, Toril Bakken, and Inger Jørstad.
In the county of Troms:
- Davvi Romsa (Kvænangen, Nordreisa, Skjervøy, Gáivuotna (Kåfjord), Storfjord and Lyngen).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Willy Ørnebakk, Tor Mikalsen, and Hilde Anita Nyvoll Vangen.
- Gaska Romsa (Karlsøy, Tromsø, Balsfjord, Målselv, Bardu, Lenvik, Berg, Torsken and Tranøy)
- Representatives (2005-2009): Randi A. Skum, Bjarne Store-Jakobsen, and Lene Hansen.
- Lulli Romsa (Sørreisa, Dyrøy, Salangen, Lavangen, Gratangen, Skånland, Ibestad, Harstad, Bjarkøy and Kvæfjord).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Ann-Mari Thomassen, Berit Oskal Eira, and Susanne Amalie Andersen.
In the county of Nordland:
- Davvi Nordland (Andøy, Øksnes, Bø, Sortland, Hadsel, Vågan, Vestvågøy, Flakstad, Moskenes, Værøy, Røst, Lødingen, Tjeldsund, Evenes and Narvik).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Kjersti Myrnes Balto, Vibeke Larsen, and Roger Pedersen.
- The smallest constituency in 2005 (283 eligible voters).
- Least votes per members in 2005 election (63).
- Gaska Nordland (Ballangen, Tysfjord, Hamarøy, Steigen, Sørfold, Bodø, Fauske, Saltdal, Gildeskål, Beiarn, and Meløy).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Tone Finnesen, Anders Urheim, and Miriam Paulsen.
For the remaining counties of southern Norway:
- Lullisámeguovllut (the remaining municipalities in Nordland, Engerdal municipality in Hedmark county, and the counties of Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag).
- Representatives (2005-2009): Jarle Jonassen, Sten Erling Jønsson, and Kirsten Appfjell.
- Lulli Norga (the counties of Møre og Romsdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Aust-Agder, Telemark, Buskerud, Vestfold, Akershus, Østfold, Oppland, Hedmark (except Engerdal) and Oslo)
- Representatives (2005-2009): Rita-Alise Porsanger, Jørn Are Gaski, Johan Mikkel Sara, and Kirsti Guvsám.
- The lowest electoral turnout in 2005 (66.8%)
The results of the vote where that:
- Norwegian Sami Association got 18 representatives (and for the first time did not have the majority in the parliament).
- Labour Party also got 18 representatives.
- Johttisápmelaččaid Listu, Åarjel læstoe, Sami People's Party, Finnmark list, Dáloniid Listu, Centre Party, and Sami resident in Southern-Norway each got 1 representative.
Since no party had a majority of the mandates a coalition was formed for the executive council consisting of: Norwegian Sami Association, Sami resident in Southern-Norway, Johttisápmelaččaid Listu, Centre Party, and Sami People's Party. Aili Keskitalo from the Norwegian Sami Association was elected as the president. Johan Mikkel Sara from Sami resident in Southern-Norway got the vice president position, while Per A. Bær got a seat in the board of the Finnmark Estate. The six members in the executive council consisted in addition to the president and vice-president of: Terje Tretnes (Sami People's Party), Randi A. Skum, and Jarle Jonassen (the later both from Norwegian Sami Association).
Later Jánoš Trosten left Norwegian Sami Association and formed his own party: Čielga Sámi Jietna, while Anders Urheim left the Labour party and formed the Sosialdemokraten group. Thus leaving, the two largest parties with 17 mandates each.
After the election in 2005 Aili Keskitalo became president. She represents the Norwegian Sámi Association. On September 25 she resigned after the coalition forming the executive council was split up due to problems cooperating with vice president Johan Mikkel Sara.
On September 26 Labour Party formed an executive council consisting of: the new president Egil Olli, new vice-president Marianne Balto, Jørn Are Gaski, Hilde Nyvoll, and Vibeke Larsen. The Labour Party does not have the majority in the parliament.
One particularly remarkable facet of the Sami parliamentary elections of 2005 was the outcome of 50% women being elected into parliamentary seats, as compared to the 37% of seats occupied by women in the non-Sami Norwegian parliament. Through an active effort to foster women's participation in Sami politics, no less than 22 women were elected to the 43 seats in the Sami parliament, up from 7 in 2001. Also in 2005, Aili Keskitalo, a woman, was elected as Parliamentary President, a position similar to Speaker of the House in the USA. She was the third Parliamentary President of the Sami Parliament of Norway and the first female President of any Sami parliament, though she resigned in 2007 (see above). Taking her place was a man, Egil Olli, whereas the vice-president of parliament was a woman, Marianne Balto.
|Norwegian Labour Party (Norgga
Bargiidbellodat, Det norske Arbeiderparti)
|Norwegian Sami Association (Norgga Sámiid
Riikkasearvi, Norske Samers Riksforbund, NSR)
|Centre Party (Guovddásbellodat, Senterpartiet)||602||6.7||−1.3||1||-2|
|Sami League of Nation
(Sámiid Álbmotlihttu, Samenes Folkeforbund)
|Sami People's Party (Sámeálbmot
bellodat, Samefolkets parti)
|Socialist Left Party (Sosialistalas
Gurutbellodat, Sosialistisk Venstreparti)
|Sami People's Party and Norwegian Sami
Association joint list (NSR ja SáB oktasašlistu)
|Kautokeino reindeer herders list
(Johttisápmelaccaid listu, Kautokeino flyttsameliste)
|Sami People's Assosiation
(Várjjat Sámealbmot Lihttu)
|Conservative Party (Olgesbellodat, Høyre)||219||2.5||+0.4||0||-1|
|Progress Party (Ovddádusbellodat, Fremskrittspartiet)||201||2.3||-||0||-|
|Sami residents in Southern Norway
(Sámit Mátta/Lulli-Norggas, Samer bosatt i Sør-Norge)
|Non-reindeer herders list
(Dáloniid Listu, Fastboendes Liste)
|Southern list (Åarjel læstoe)||139||1.6||−||1||-|
|Liberal Party (Gurutbellodat, Venstre)||62||0.7||−0.9||0||0|
|Middle Nordland Non-Partisan list
(Midtre Nordland Tverrpolitiske Liste)
|Sami Red Electoral Alliance (Sámi
Rukses Válgalihttu, Samisk Rød Valgallianse )
- Forhåndsstemming avsluttes i morgen
- (Norwegian) Tabell 2 Sametingsvalet 2005. Valde representantar, etter parti1, kjønn og valkrins
- Norgga Sámiid Riikkasearvi - Norske Samers Riksforbund - Samarbeidsavtale mellom NSR og gruppen på fire representanter 2005
- – Ingen hyggelig dag - NRK Sámi Radio - NRK
- Norway’s Sámi Parliament: Getting to 50-50, International Museum of Women website, no date on article, consulted 3 November 2010.
- Landsoversikt per liste
- Sameting Election 2005