Women’s Right to Vote in Norway
June 11, (1913)
Number of female heads of state to date: 3
Norwegian suffrage march New York 1911
«Norwegian Citizens, Men and Women»
By the time the Storting was to consider the question of women’s suffrage for the 15th time since 1890, all the political parties had committed themselves to universal women’s suffrage. It therefore came as no surprise when, on 11th June 1913, a unanimous Storting resolved to give women the same right to vote as men.
Article 50 of the Constitution was amended to read:
“Those Entitled to Vote are the Norwegian Citizens, Men and Women, who have reached 25 Years of Age, and who have been settled in the Country for 5 Years and resided there.”
With the constitutional amendment of 1913 ended a 23-year battle for the vote. The Norwegian Constitution, which in 1814 was considered the most democratic of its kind, was almost 100 years old before women gained full political rights.
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