Norway’s Prime Minister Caught Playing Pokemon Go In Parliament


Erna Solberg dabbles in Pokemon.

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg was caught in the act of trying to catch them all.

News photographers captured Solberg playing Pokemon Go on Tuesday while listening to a heated debate at the Storting, Norway’s parliament.

@erna_solberg med Pokémon under trontaledebatten på#Stortinget i går. Les hva hun sier om det selv, i@Klassekampen.

Solberg’s love of Pokemon Go isn’t exactly a state secret.

Back in August, Solberg even took some time off from a state visit to Slovakia to hunt for Pokemon on the streets of Bratislava, according to TheLocal.No.

Her decision to play Pokemon Go during a debate might seem rude, but it seems the game’s popularity crosses some Norwegian political lines.

Solberg is the leader of Norway’s Conservative Party, and the person speaking during her Pokemon Go session was none other than Trine Skei Grande, the leader of Norway’s Liberal Party. Grande was caught on camera playing Pokemon Goherself during an August meeting of the Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense. 

Grande had just finished asking a question when her attention switched to the app.

When reporters for VG, a Norwegian news website, asked Grande to comment on her multitasking, she explained that some people “have heads that listen betterwhen doing something brain dead.”

Pikachu was unavailable for comment.

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