Johan J. Jakobsen

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Johan Jakob Jakobsen (born April 15, 1937 in Namsos) is a former politician from Norway, representing the Norwegian Centre Party.[1][2]

He had a long political career, sitting seven terms as a representative in the Norwegian Parliament, first elected in 1973. This run was not entirely successive, however, as he was a member of two different cabinets in the 1980s. On June 8, 1983 (in the middle of a term), he was assigned to the Kåre Willoch's centre-right coalition government, with Jakobsen leading the Ministry of Transport and Communications. This government lasted until 1986. After the 1989 elections, the coalition was once again able to form a government; this time led by Prime Minister Jan P. Syse. Jakobsen was Minister of Local Government. The rest of his political career, from which he stepped down in 2001, he was a member of parliament.

In addition, he was chairman of the Centre Party from 1979 to 1991. Together with Per Borten, he is the longest-serving party leader. He was also a noted opponent of Norway joining the European Union.

Jakobsen has written one book, titled Mot Strømmen (Against the Grain in English).

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Stålsett
Chairman of the Norwegian Centre Party
1979–1991
Succeeded by
Anne Enger Lahnstein
Political offices
Preceded by
Inger Koppernæs
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Kjell Borgen
Preceded by
Kjell Borgen
Norwegian Minister of Local Government
1989–1990
Succeeded by
Kjell Borgen