List of Norwegian governments

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This is a list of Norwegian governments with parties and Prime Ministers. Within coalition governments the parties are listed according to parliamentary representation with the most popular party first. The Prime Ministers' parties are italicized.

Governments[edit]

Between 1814 and 1884[edit]

With exception of the Cabinet of 1814, that was appointed by the then Crown-Prince of Denmark, Christian Fredrik, all the cabinets were appointed by the King of Sweden, who was also King of Norway.

Cabinet Took office Left office Governor
Cabinet of 1814 2 March 1814 11 November 1814
Wedel-Jarlsberg's First Cabinet 11 November 1814 19 September 1836 Johan Caspar Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg
Wedel-Jarlsberg's Second Cabinet 19 September 1836 8 March 1844 Johan Caspar Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg
Løvenskiold and Vogt's Cabinet 8 March 1844 17 June 1856 Severin Løvenskiold
Jørgen Herman Vogt
Stang's Cabinet 17 June 1856 11 October 1880 Frederik Stang
Selmer's Cabinet 11 October 1880 1 March 1884 Christian August Selmer
Schweigaard's Cabinet 3 April 1884 26 June 1884 Christian Homann Schweigaard

Between 1884 and 1945[edit]

In 1884 the parliamentary system was introduced in Norway. Since then, all governments had to have support in the Parliament of Norway, and consisted of party member ministers.

Cabinet Took office Left office Prime Minister Party(s)
Sverdrup's Cabinet 26 June 1884 13 July 1889 Johan Sverdrup Liberal
Stang's First Cabinet 13 July 1889 6 March 1891 Emil Stang Conservative
Steen's First Cabinet 6 March 1891 2 May 1893 Johannes Steen Liberal
Stang's Second Cabinet 2 May 1893 14 October 1895 Emil Stang Conservative
Hagerup's First Cabinet 14 October 1895 17 February 1898 Francis Hagerup Conservative, Moderate Liberal, Independent Liberals
Steen's Second Cabinet 17 February 1898 21 April 1902 Johannes Steen Liberal
Blehr's First Cabinet 21 April 1902 22 October 1903 Otto Albert Blehr Liberal
Hagerup's Second Cabinet 22 October 1903 11 March 1905 Francis Hagerup Coalition Party
Michelsen's Cabinet 11 March 1905 23 October 1907 Christian Michelsen Liberal, Conservative, Moderate Liberal
Cabinet Løvland 23 October 1907 19 March 1908 Jørgen Løvland Liberal, Liberal Left, Moderate Liberal
Knudsen's First Cabinet 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 Gunnar Knudsen Liberal
Konow's Cabinet 2 February 1910 20 February 1912 Wollert Konow Conservative, Liberal Left
Bratlie's Cabinet 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 Jens Bratlie Conservative, Liberal Left
Knudsen's Second Cabinet 31 January 1913 21 June 1920 Gunnar Knudsen Liberal
Bahr Halvorsen's First Cabinet 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 Otto Bahr Halvorsen Conservative, Liberal Left
Blehr's Second Cabinet 22 June 1921 23 March 1923 Otto Albert Blehr Liberal
Bahr Halvorsen's Second Cabinet 23 March 1923 30 May 1923 Otto Bahr Halvorsen Conservative, Liberal Left
Berge's Cabinet 30 May 1923 25 July 1924 Abraham Berge Conservative, Liberal Left
First cabinet Mowinckel 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal
Lykke's Cabinet 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 Ivar Lykke Conservative, Liberal Left
Hornsrud's Cabinet 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 Christopher Hornsrud Labour
Mowinckel's Second Cabinet 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal
Kolstad's Cabinet 12 May 1931 14 March 1932 Peder Kolstad Agrarian
Hundseid's Cabinet 14 March 1932 3 March 1933 Jens Hundseid Agrarian
Mowinckel's Third Cabinet 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal
Nygaardsvold's Cabinet 20 March 1935 25 June 1945 Johan Nygaardsvold Labour

De facto Governments during World War II[edit]

During the German occupation of Norway during World War II there were four cabinets, that ruled as part of Josef Terbovens administration of Norway. These Governments were the de facto ruling body of Norway during the war, though the Cabinet Nygaardsvold still held the de jure office, in exile in London, United Kingdom.

Cabinet Took office Left office Prime Minister/Chairman Party
Quisling's First Cabinet 9 April 1940 25 April 1940 Vidkun Quisling National Unification
Administrative Council 25 April 1940 22 September 1940 Ingolf Elster Christensen Independent
Terboven's Cabinet 22 September 1940 1 February 1942 Josef Terboven National Unification
Quisling's Second Cabinet 1 February 1942 8 May 1945 Vidkun Quisling National Unification

Governments since 1945[edit]

Cabinet Took office Left office Prime Minister Party(s)
Gerhardsen's First Cabinet 25 June 1945 5 November 1945 Einar Gerhardsen Labour, Conservative, Liberal, Agrarian, Communist
Gerhardsen's Second Cabinet 5 November 1945 9 November 1951 Einar Gerhardsen Labour
Torp's Cabinet 9 November 1951 22 January 1955 Oscar Torp Labour
Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet 22 January 1955 28 August 1963 Einar Gerhardsen Labour
Lyng's Cabinet 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 John Lyng Conservative, Centre, Christian Democratic, Liberal
Gerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 Einar Gerhardsen Labour
Borten's Cabinet 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 Per Borten Conservative, Liberal, Centre, Christian Democratic
Bratteli's First Cabinet 17 March 1971 17 October 1972 Trygve Bratteli Labour
Korvald's Cabinet 17 October 1972 12 October 1973 Lars Korvald Centre, Christian Democratic, Liberal
Bratteli's Second Cabinet 12 October 1973 15 January 1976 Trygve Bratteli Labour
Nordli's Cabinet 15 January 1976 4 February 1981 Odvar Nordli Labour
Brundtland's First Cabinet 4 February 1981 14 October 1981 Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour
Willoch's First Cabinet 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 Kåre Willoch Conservative
Willoch's Second Cabinet 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 Kåre Willoch Conservative, Christian Democratic, Centre
Brundtland's Second Cabinet 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour
Syse's Cabinet 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 Jan P. Syse Conservative, Christian Democratic, Centre
Brundtland's Third Cabinet 3 November 1990 25 October 1996 Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour
Jagland's Cabinet 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 Thorbjørn Jagland Labour
Bondevik's First Cabinet 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 Kjell Magne Bondevik Christian Democratic, Centre, Liberal
Stoltenberg's First Cabinet 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 Jens Stoltenberg Labour
Bondevik's Second Cabinet 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 Kjell Magne Bondevik Conservative, Christian Democratic, Liberal
Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet 17 October 2005 16 October 2013 Jens Stoltenberg Labour, Socialist Left, Centre
Solberg's Cabinet 16 October 2013 incumbent Erna Solberg Conservative, Progress Party

Parties[edit]

The following parties have had cabinet seats.

See also[edit]

References[edit]