I have used my vote today, to vote for our next parliament. We all know that it will be a dramatic change, from a labour/socialist/farmers party-government, to a conservative one. But the political differences are not that big in Norway. We all want to keep the welfare system more or less, so that free education and free health care are payed through taxes, but we will now see more private schools and health care. Which I see as a setback. Anyway, I have been thinking more about our democratic system. In 2013 it is 100 years since Norwegian women gained the right to vote and Norway became a true democracy. Norway was the first independent country in the world to introduce universal suffrage, with women and men enjoying equal democratic rights. There are still women in this world who don’t have this right, and who hardly have any rights at all, and they don’t participate in the society. That is too bad, for them and for their country. Our present prime minister have calculated our women in the workforce to create more values than our oil, and we are a rich oil country, I hope for all countries to have freedom and equality for its people.