Norway’s Prime Minister Caught Playing Pokemon Go In Parliament

By : Jennifer Browne |


Pokémon Go may have peaked in the UK and U.S., but the game is still seriously popular among Norwegian politicians – just ask the country’s prime minister.

Erna Solberg was caught playing the game during a debate in the Storting on Tuesday – not during a break, but during an active debate while another minister was speaking.

And it’s no secret the 55-year-old is a big fan of catching ’em all. During a trip in Slovakia, she took a break from her official duties to hunt for Pokemon, telling reporters she was keen to hatch some of her 10km eggs, the Guardian reports.

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This isn’t even the first time a Norwegian politician has been caught playing the game while in parliament.

The leader of Norway’s Liberal party, Trine Skei Grande, was seen playing the game during a meeting on national security at the height of Pokémon Go-mania back in August.


Fittingly, Grande happened to be speaking while Solberg played Pokémon Go. And she didn’t seem to care, tweeting: “She heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time you know.”

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According to Norway’s TV2, Solberg didn’t seem to mind, either. She said: “I think that Trine will like that I opened the game while she was at the pulpit.”

Norway may just have the coolest politicians in Europe.


The Guardian