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The Norwegian Labour Party (Norwegian: Det norske arbeiderparti, DNA, or more commonly Arbeiderpartiet, Ap) is a social democratic political party in Norway. It is the senior partner in the current Norwegian government as part of the Red-Green Coalition, and its leader, Jens Stoltenberg, is the current Prime Minister of Norway. The Labour Party is officially committed to social democratic ideals. Its parole since the 1930s has been "work for everyone", and the party seeks a strong public welfare state, funded through taxes and duties. During the last 20 years, the party has included more principles of social market economy in its policy, allowing for privatization of government-held assets and services. The Labour Party profiles itself as a social democratic party that subscribes to cooperation on a national as well as international level. Its youth wing is the Workers' Youth League (Arbeidernes Ungdomsfylking). Since its establishment in the late 19th century, the party steadily increased in support until it became the largest party in Norway in 1927 – a position it has held ever since. This year also saw the consolidation of conflicts surrounding the party during the 1920s following its membership of Comintern from 1919 to 1923. From 1945 to 1961, the party continuously had an absolute majority in the Norwegian parliament, a period nicknamed as the "one party state". Since 1935 however, it has only been sixteen years that the party has not held the office of the Prime Minister. The domination by the Labour Party, during the 1960s and early 1970s, was initially broken by competition from the left, primarily from the Socialist People's Party. Since the end of the 1970s however, the party started to lose voters to the right, which led to a somewhat turn to the right for the party under Gro Harlem Brundtland during the 1980s. In 2001 the party achieved its worst election since 1924, forcing the party to commit itself to a cooperation agreement with other parties in order to seek a majority government.

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