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The prime minister of Norway was caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament

Erna Solberg
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
“I’ve caught more Pokémon than all of you put together.”
  • Ananya Bhattacharya
By Ananya Bhattacharya

Tech reporter

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, was caught playing Pokémon Go during an Oct. 4 parliamentary debate, the Guardian reported.

But this shouldn’t really come as a shock. She had already confessed her love of the game while on an official trip to Slovakia in August, during the peak of Poké-mania, when she went hunting for the virtual monsters and walked some 10km to hatch some of her rare eggs—with her bodyguards in tow.

The 55-year-old former Candy Crush addict took the time to catch ’em all this week when Norway’s Liberal Party leader, Trine Skei Grande, was speaking. Grande took the distraction in good humor, saying, “We ladies can manage two things at once, you know.”

It’s no wonder she was sympathetic. Grande herself was caught playing the game during a parliamentary hearing in August.

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