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Norway’s new Government

Last updated: 18.10.2013 // Norway’s new Government was appointed this week by His Majesty the King. It is a conservative minority government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister

The outgoing Government led by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was a coalition between the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party. It has been in power since 2005.    

The change of government is the result of the 9 September election in which the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Party together won a majority in the Storting (Norwegian parliament).

The Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Party have chosen to remain outside the Government, but have entered into a political agreement with the Conservative Party and the Progress Party.

The new Government has 18 ministers, of whom 11 are from the Conservative Party and 7 are from the Progress Party. See the list of new ministers (currently in Norwegian only).

The Government’s policy platform is available here (pdf) (currently in Norwegian only). 


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