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Norwegian prime minister caught playing 'Pokemon Go' in parliament

By Ben Hooper
Norwegian prime minister caught playing 'Pokemon Go' in parliament
Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway, speaks at the United Nations in New York City on Sept. 22. Solberg was caught on camera Tuesday playing popular smartphone game Pokemon Go during a debate in the country's parliament. Photo by Monika Graff/UPI | License Photo

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Norway was caught on camera playing Pokemon Go in parliament -- and the current speaker had previously been caught doing the same thing.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg was captured by a photographer for newspaper Klassekampen playing the popular augmented reality game on her smartphone Tuesday during a debate in the country's parliament, known as the Storting.

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Solberg, leader of the Conservative Party, was seen playing during remarks from Liberal Party leader Trine Skei Grande.

The prime minister told TV2 news she didn't think Grande would mind, seeing as how she was caught on video playing Pokemon Go during a parliamentary Storting committee hearing in August.

"I think that Trine will like that I opened the game while she was at the pulpit," Solberg said.

Grande confirmed as much with an aisle-crossing tweet in support of the prime minister's game-playing habits.

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"She heard what I said, we ladies can do two things at the same time you know," she tweeted with a winking emoji.

Grande defended her own game-playing in August, saying: "Some of us have heads that listen better when we can do something brain-dead on the side."

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