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Norway’s new Government was appointed by His Majesty the King 16 October 2013. 
Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix/SMK.Norway’s new Government was appointed by His Majesty the King 16 October 2013. Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix/SMK

Norway’s new Government

Last updated: 16.10.2013 // Norway’s new Government was appointed today 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 new Government has 18 ministers, of whom 11 are from the Conservative Party and 7 are from the Progress Party.

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.

More information:
See the list of new ministers
See the list of new state secretaries
The Government’s policy platform is available here (pdf) (currently in Norwegian only)


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