Prime Minister of Norway

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Prime Minister of Norway
Coat of Arms of Norway.svg
Erna Solberg, Wesenberg, 2011 (1).jpg
Incumbent
Erna Solberg

since 16 October 2013
StyleHer Excellency (informal)
ResidenceInkognitogata 18
SeatOslo, Norway
AppointerThe Monarch
Term lengthNo term limits
General elections are held every four years. The Prime Minister is by convention the leader of the party with majority support in Parliament.
Inaugural holderFrederik Stang (generally regarded as the first incumbent)
Formation1873
WebsiteGovernment Official Homepage
 
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This is a descriptive article. For a list, see List of heads of government of Norway.
Prime Minister of Norway
Coat of Arms of Norway.svg
Erna Solberg, Wesenberg, 2011 (1).jpg
Incumbent
Erna Solberg

since 16 October 2013
StyleHer Excellency (informal)
ResidenceInkognitogata 18
SeatOslo, Norway
AppointerThe Monarch
Term lengthNo term limits
General elections are held every four years. The Prime Minister is by convention the leader of the party with majority support in Parliament.
Inaugural holderFrederik Stang (generally regarded as the first incumbent)
Formation1873
WebsiteGovernment Official Homepage
Coat of Arms of Norway.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Norway
Constitution

The Prime Minister of Norway (Norwegian: statsminister, literally "state minister") is the political leader of Norway and the Head of the Government of Norway. The Prime Minister and Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Stortinget (Parliament), to their political party, and ultimately the electorate.

Norway has a constitution, which was adopted on 17 May 1814.[1] The position of Prime Minister is the result of legislation. Modern Prime Ministers have few statutory powers, but provided they can command the support of their parliamentary party, they can control both the legislature and the executive (the Cabinet) and hence wield considerable de facto powers. As of 2014, the Prime Minister of Norway is Erna Solberg, of the Conservative Party.

Longest-sitting Prime Ministers[edit]

Nr.Prime MinisterPartyDaysYears, months, days
1.Einar GerhardsenLabour Party622617 years and 17 days
2.Johan NygaardsvoldLabour Party375010 years, 3 months and 5 days
3.Gro Harlem BrundtlandLabour Party369110 years, 1 month and 9 days
4.Jens StoltenbergLabour Party35189 years, 7 months and 17 days
5.Gunnar KnudsenLiberal Party33839 years, 3 months and 4 days
6.Johan Ludwig MowinckelLiberal Party25176 years, 10 months and 21 days
7.Kjell Magne BondevikChristian Democratic Party23416 years, 4 months and 29 days
8.Johannes SteenLiberal Party23116 years, 3 months and 30 days
9.Per BortenCentre Party19825 years, 5 months and 5 days
10.Odvar NordliLabour Party18475 years and 20 days

Former Prime Ministers[edit]

As of 2013 six former Prime Ministers are alive:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NORWAY'S STRUGGLE WITH HER KING." (PDF). The New York Times. 11 November 1882. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 

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