And finally… hoist with her own petard

A senior politician charged with cleaning up Norway’s expenses system has resigned a month in after being embroiled in an expenses scandal.

Eva Kristin Hansen, 48, was elected as president of the Storting, Norway’s parliament, just six weeks ago, but is now facing a police investigation for alleged fraud.

She is one of six politicians under scrutiny amid allegations they obtained taxpayer-funded commuter flats in Oslo despite living too close by to be eligible.

Ms Hansen allegedly stayed in a commuter flat intended for politicians who live more than 40 kilometres from Oslo while owning a house just 29 kilometres away.

As head of the parliament, Ms Hansen was responsible for addressing the growing scandal until her own involvement came to light.

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