OSLO Dec 3 Norway's right wing minority
coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in
parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would
rescue the government from collapse, a source close to the talks
The ruling coalition of the Conservatives and the Progress
Party need the backing of either the Liberals or the Christian
Democrats to win a majority for a spending plan.
Following weeks of negotiations, senior party officials have
agreed in principle on a deal but still require the backing of
rank-and-file members of parliament, the source told Reuters.
If no agreement is reached by a Dec. 5 vote in parliament,
the government of Prime Minister Erna Solberg may be forced to
(Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg, editing by Terje Solsvik;
Editing by Toby Chopra)