Solberg's Cabinet

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Solberg's Cabinet
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61st cabinet of Norway
Incumbent
Erna Solberg - 2013-08-10 at 12-58-32.jpg
Date formed 16 October 2013
People and organisations
Head of state Harald V of Norway
Head of government Erna Solberg
No. of ministers 20
Member party Conservative Party
Progress Party
Liberal Party (from 2018)
Status in legislature Coalition minority government
with confidence & supply from the Christian Democrats
History
Election(s) 2013 parliamentary election
2017 parliamentary election
Legislature term(s) 2013-2017
2017-2021
Predecessor Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet

The Solberg Cabinet is the incumbent government of the Kingdom of Norway, headed by Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister. The government was appointed by the King on 16 October 2013 following the parliamentary election on 9 September, consisting of the Conservative Party and the Progress Party as a minority government. On 16 December 2015, the cabinet was re-shuffled. The government secured renewed support following the 2017 parliamentary election. On 14 January 2018 the government was expanded as an agreement was reached with the Liberal Party joining.[1][2]

Parliamentary support

The Government is a centre-right coalition of the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, relying on parliamentary support from the Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Party through a separate agreement giving them influence on policy.[3] The Government is the first in which the Progress Party participates.

Name

By convention, a Norwegian government is usually named after the Prime Minister, in casu the Solberg Cabinet. The Government, however, has officially referred to itself as the Høyre Frp Cabinet. Informally, it is called the Blue Cabinet and even the Blue Blue Cabinet, referring to Høyre's light blue and the Progress Party's dark blue party colour, respectively.

Members

On 16 October 2013, Erna Solberg's cabinet ministers were formally appointed by the King Harald V.[4]

The Cabinet has 18 ministers; two fewer than the previous Stoltenberg cabinet. It has eleven ministers from the Conservatives and seven from Progress, reflecting the parties numerical strength in Parliament.[5]

The cabinet has nine men and nine women. The average age at the start is 43. Six ministers have studies in economics, four are jurists and four have studies in the humanities or social sciences.[6]

Seven ministers hail from Western Norway,[6] including Listhaug who now represents Oslo. Seven ministers (including Listhaug) represent Eastern Norway, three ministers represent Trøndelag, one Northern Norway and one Sørlandet. Siv Jensen is the only minister who was born and grew up in Oslo.[6]

On 16 December 2015, Solberg made a cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle increased the number of cabinet ministers from 18 to 20.

Three cabinet ministers were replaced on 20 December 2016.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Erna Solberg 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister,
responsible for EEA Affairs and EU Relations,
also Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister
  Vidar Helgesen 16 October 2013 16 December 2015[n 1] Conservative
Minister of Finance   Siv Jensen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Local Government and Modernisation   Jan Tore Sanner 16 October 2013 17 January 2018[n 2] Conservative
  Monica Mæland 17 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Defence   Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 16 October 2013 20 October 2017[n 3] Conservative
  Frank Bakke-Jensen 20 October 2017 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Børge Brende 16 October 2013 20 October 2017 Conservative
  Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 20 October 2017 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration[n 4]   Anders Anundsen 16 October 2013 20 December 2016 Progress
  Per-Willy Amundsen 20 December 2016 17 January 2018 Progress
  Sylvi Listhaug 17 January 2018 20 March 2018 Progress
  Tor Mikkel Wara 4 April 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Trade and Industry   Monica Mæland 16 October 2013 17 January 2018[n 5] Conservative
  Torbjørn Røe Isaksen 17 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Transport and Communications   Ketil Solvik-Olsen 16 October 2013 31 August 2018 Progress
  Jon Georg Dale 31 August 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Agriculture   Sylvi Listhaug 16 October 2013 16 December 2015[n 6] Progress
  Jon Georg Dale 16 December 2015 31 August 2018 Progress
  Bård André Hoksrud 31 August 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Fisheries[n 7]   Elisabeth Aspaker 16 October 2013 16 December 2015[n 8] Conservative
  Per Sandberg 16 December 2015 13 August 2018 Progress
  Harald Tom Nesvik 13 August 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Education and Research   Torbjørn Røe Isaksen 16 October 2013 17 January 2018[n 9] Conservative
  Jan Tore Sanner 17 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Higher Education and Research   Iselin Nybø 17 January 2018 Incumbent Liberal
Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion   Solveig Horne 16 October 2013 17 January 2018 Progress
  Linda Hofstad Helleland 17 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Petroleum and Energy   Tord Lien 16 October 2013 20 December 2016 Progress
  Terje Søviknes 20 December 2016 31 August 2018 Progress
  Kjell-Børge Freiberg 31 August 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Health and Care Services   Bent Høie 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Elderly and Public Health   Åse Michaelsen 17 January 2018 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs   Robert Eriksson 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 Progress
  Anniken Hauglie 16 December 2015 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Culture and Church Affairs   Thorhild Widvey 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 Conservative
  Linda Hofstad Helleland 16 December 2015 17 January 2018[n 10] Conservative
  Trine Skei Grande 17 January 2018 Incumbent Liberal
Minister of Climate and the Environment   Tine Sundtoft 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 Conservative
  Vidar Helgesen 16 December 2015 17 January 2018 Conservative
  Ola Elvestuen 17 January 2018 Incumbent Liberal
Minister of Migration and Integration   Sylvi Listhaug 16 December 2015 17 January 2018[n 11] Progress
Minister of European Affairs and Nordic Cooperation   Elisabeth Aspaker 16 December 2015 20 December 2016 Conservative
  Frank Bakke-Jensen 20 December 2016 20 October 2017[n 12] Conservative
  Marit Berger Røsland 20 October 2017 17 January 2018 Conservative
Minister of International Development   Nikolai Astrup 17 January 2018 Incumbent Conservative
  1. ^ became Minister of Climate and the Environment
  2. ^ became Minister of Education and Research
  3. ^ became Minister of Foreign Affairs
  4. ^ Minister of Migration and Integration was separate minister from 2015 to 2018
  5. ^ became Minister of Local Government and Modernisation
  6. ^ became Minister of Migration and Integration
  7. ^ until 2015 also Minister for Nordic Cooperation Affairs
  8. ^ became Minister of European Affairs and Nordic Cooperation
  9. ^ became Minister of Trade and Industry
  10. ^ became Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
  11. ^ became Minister of Justice, Public Security and Immigration
  12. ^ became Minister of Defence

State Secretaries

Ministry State Secretary Period Party
Office of the Prime Minister Julie Brodtkorb - 21 April 2017 Conservative
Lars Øy Conservative
Sigbjørn Aanes Conservative
Fredrik Färber - 17 October 2014 Progress
Marit Berger Røsland 17 October 2014 - 16 December 2015 Conservative
Tore Vamraak - 19 June 2015 Conservative
Torkild Haukaas 19 June 2015 - Conservative
Ingvild Næss Stub 19 June 2015 - Conservative
Laila Bokhari - 15 August 2016 Conservative
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bård Glad Pedersen - 18 September 2015 Conservative
Hans Brattskar - 7 August 2015 Conservative
Pål Arne Davidsen - 22 November 2013 Progress
Morten Høglund 22 November 2013 - 16 December 2015 Progress
Ingvild Næss Stub - 19 June 2015 Conservative
Elsbeth Tronstad 19 June 2015 - Conservative
Tone Skogen 7 August 2015 - Conservative
Laila Bokhari 15 August 2016 - Conservative
Tore Hattrem 18 December 2015 - 23 September 2016 Conservative
Marit Berger Røsland 23 September 2016 - 2017 Conservative
Ministry of Finance Paal Bjørnestad - 16 December 2016 Conservative
Jon Gunnar Pedersen - 19 June 2015 Conservative
Tore Vamraak 19 June 2015 - Conservative
Jørgen Næsje Progress
Ole Berget - 17 October 2014 Progress
Himanshu Gulati 17 October 2014 - Progress
Jon Georg Dale 17 October 2014 - 16 December 2015 Progress
Cecilie Brein-Karlsen 20 December 2016 - Progress
Ministry of Defence Øystein Bø Conservative
Ministry of Local Government and Modernization Paul Chaffey Conservative
Kristin Holm Jensen Conservative
Anders Bals - 28 November 2014 Conservative
Anne Karin Olli 28 November 2014 - Conservative
Jardar Jensen - 6 November 2015 Conservative
Grete Ellingsen 6 November 2015 - Conservative
Per Willy Amundsen - 20 December 2016 Progress
Ministry of Health and Care Anne Grethe Erlandsen Conservative
Lisbeth Normann Conservative
Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg - 15 April 2016 Progress
Cecilie Brein-Karlsen - 20 December 2016 Progress
Ministry of Agriculture and Food Hanne Blåfjelldal Progress
Ministry of Transport and Communications Bård Hoksrud - 5 June 2015 Progress
Reynir Johannesson 5 June 2015 - Progress
Jon Georg Dale - 17 October 2014 Progress
Tom Cato Karlsen 17 October 2014 - Progress
John-Ragnar Aarset - 16 December 2015 Conservative
Amund Drønen Ringdal 16 December 2015 – 11 May 2016 Conservative
Ministry of Trade and Fisheries Dilek Ayhan Conservative
Eirik Lae Solberg – 3 April 2014 Conservative
Lars Jacob Hiim 3 April 2014 – Conservative
Amund Drønen Ringdal – 16 December 2015 Conservative
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Torkil Åmland – 16 December 2015 Progress
Kristian Dahlberg Hauge – 29 April 2016 Progress
Thor Kleppen Sættem 25 October 2013 – 20 December 2016 Conservative
Christl Kvam 2015 – Conservative
Ministry of Culture Knut Olav Åmås - 6 June 2014 Conservative
Bjørgulv Vinje Borgundvaag 6 June 2014 - 8 January 2016 Conservative
Himanshu Gulati 15 January 2016 - Progress
Ministry of the Environment Lars Andreas Lunde Conservative
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Kåre Fostervold - 23 October 2015 Progress
Kjell-Børge Freiberg 23 October 2015 - Progress
Ministry of Justice Himanshu Gulati - 17 October 2014 Progress
Jøran Kallmyr 17 October 2014 - 19 February 2016 Progress
Vidar Brein-Karlsen Progress
Hans J. Røsjorde 25 October 2013 - 19 June 2015 Progress
Gjermund Hagesæter 19 June 2015 - 20 December 2016 Progress
Thor Kleppen Sættem 20 December 2016 – Conservative
Marit Berger Røsland 16 December 2015 - 23 September 2016 Conservative
Torkil Åmland 29 September 2017 - Progress
Toril Charlotte Ulleberg Reynolds 1 October 2017 - Progress
Knut Morten Johansen 17 January 2018 - Progress
Sveinung Rotevatn 17 January 2018 - Liberal
Ministry of Children and Social Inclusion Maria Hoff Aanes - 17 October 2014 Progress
Kai-Morten Terning 17 October 2014 - Progress
Ida Krag 26 November 2015 - 6 January 2016
(acting)
Progress
Jøran Kallmyr 16 December 2015 - 19 February 2016 Progress
Marit Berger Røsland 16 December 2015 - 1 April 2016 Conservative
Vidar Brein-Karlsen 19 February 2016 - 1 April 2016 Progress
Ministry of Education Bjørn Haugstad Conservative
Birgitte Jordahl 25 October 2013 – 12 August 2016 Conservative

References

  1. ^ "Norway's Liberals to join Conservative-led government". Reuters. 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Solberg Solidifies Grip on Norway as Liberals Join Government". Bloomberg. 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ Conservative Party and Progress Party to form a coalition government. 2013-09-30 Aftenposten
  4. ^ Official news release from the Cabinet 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ NTB (14 October 2013)Frp får landbruksministeren Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
  6. ^ a b c John Olav Egeland (16 October 2013) En regjering for markedsstaten Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
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