Norway lawmakers slam response to Breivik's killing spree
OSLO (AFP) - Norway's parliament slammed authorities over Anders Behring Breivik's deadly 2011 rampage in a vote on Tuesday that was its harshest criticism yet of the ruling coalition's handling of the attacks.
The lawmakers, who included members of the centre-left coalition, however stopped short of calling for a motion of no confidence over the official response to the right-winger's massacre of 77 people.
"The Storting finds it censurable that the authorities before and during the terrorist attacks of July 22, 2011 didn't implement more security measures and interventions that could have impeded the terrorist attacks and protected people at the government's headquarters and at Utoeya," the motion stated.
The vote comes six months ahead of a general election due in September and could weaken the sitting government.