Norway PM Erna Solberg caught playing Pokémon Go during parliamentary debate

Norway PM Erna Solberg proves that Pokemon Go fever is still alive and that no parliamentary debate can stop a true trainer

FP Staff October 06, 2016 15:35:52 IST
Norway PM Erna Solberg caught playing Pokémon Go during parliamentary debate

Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg was the talk of social media recently. This time it wasn't wasn't for her articulate rebuttal to Facebook for deleting a post on her page with the iconic Napalm Girl image, but because of Pokémon Go!

Yes Pokémon Go fever isn't dead yet, as Pokémon trainer Erna proved with this development. The politician's image was published in the newspaper Klassekampen and has been going viral ever since. We wonder what species of Pokémon the legislature of Norway aka the Storting has to offer! According a report by The Guardian, the image's caption states that Erna was busy catching Pokémon when Liberal party leader Trine Skei Grande was on the podium for the debate.

But you'll be surprised to know that the leader of Opposition was surprisingly okay with Erna's antics. When asked about the incident on Twitter, she said that, "she (Erna) heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time, you know?"

Her empathy for the prime minister could be on account that she herself was caught playing Pokémon Go. The minister was caught playing the addictive augmented reality game during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, as reported by CNN.

But then, Erna has always been a die hard Pokémon Go fan. The conservative leader even took a break from her official duties in Slovakia to catch some Pokémon, as this footage from the channel TV 2 indicates.

While this may have been a bit embarrasing for Erna to admit to her party members, it's still better than multiple occasions of ministers being caught watching porn in the Indian Parliament, we think!

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