Heikki Holmås

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Heikki Holmås, Norway's Minister of International Development from 2012

Heikki Holmås (born 28 June 1972, Voss) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party (SV). He served as Minister of International Development from 23 March 2012 to 16 October 2013 being the last serving this position before being abolished.

Personal life[edit]

Holmås is son of librarian/writer Stig Holmås and engineer/textile worker Ingebjørg Monsen.

Heikki Holmås married his wife in 2012.[1] In 2013 his stepfather died in the In Amenas terror attack.[2]

Career[edit]

He has served as member of the Parliament of Norway, representing Oslo from 2001 - 2012. He previously served as a deputy representative from 1997 - 2001. He is nominated on the top spot on Oslo SV's ballot for the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013.[3]

Holmås finished upper secondary school at Bergen Cathedral School, in Bergen from 1988 to 1991. Before entering politics, he worked as a waste collection worker in the Municipality of Bergen.[4]

Holmås has been a columnist in both the woman's magazine Kamille and in the left-wing newspaper Klassekampen. He has contributed with an article in a book about climate change, Kan hende det gjelder å redde vår jord – Om venstresiden og klimapolitikken published in Norwegian in 2009 by Manifest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunn Kari Heggvik: Heikki Holmås tok med bryllupsgjestene på blåtur VG, 29 September 2012
  2. ^ NTB: Stefaren til utviklingsministeren drept i Algerie (In Norwegian) NRK, 25 January 2013
  3. ^ Martin Herman Wiedswang Zondag: Holmås vant SV-thrilleren NRK, December 4, 2012 (In Norwegian)
  4. ^ http://changemaker.no/heikki-holmas-kommer-pa-snu/

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Andreas Tjernshaugen
Leader of the Socialist Youth
1996–1999
Succeeded by
Kari-Anne Moe