Olemic Thommessen

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Olemic Thommessen
MP
Olemic-Thommessen.jpg
19th President of the Storting
In office
8 October 2013 – 15 March 2018
Monarch Harald V
Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Preceded by Dag Terje Andersen
Succeeded by Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
1 October 2001
Constituency Oppland County
Personal details
Born (1956-04-18) 18 April 1956 (age 62)
Lillehammer, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Nina Høstmælingen
Alma mater University of Oslo

Olaf Michael "Olemic" Thommessen (born 18 April 1956 in Lillehammer) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and the President of the Storting from 8 October 2013 until 15 March 2018.[1] On March 8, 2018 he announced that he would step down due to controversies surrounding a building project for a new entrance to the garage for Stortinget. The project saw the initial budget ballooning and questionable decisions taken and Thommessen acknowledged his overall responsibility and said he would step down.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oppland in 2001, and has been re-elected on two occasions. He previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1993–1997.

Thommessen was a member of Lillehammer municipality council from 1987 to 1995.

References

  1. ^ Olemic Thommessen elected to chair the Storting (Norway's Parliament)
  • "Olemic Thommessen" (in Norwegian). Storting.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Tove Veierød
Chair of Foreningen Norden in Norway
2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Dag Terje Andersen
President of the Storting
2013–2018
Succeeded by
Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen
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