Marit Nybakk

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Marit Nybakk.

Marit Nybakk (born 14 February 1947 in Nord-Odal) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party and Vice President of the Storting. She is currently the longest serving member of parliament, after she was re-elected in the 2013 election.

Nybakk was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo in 1989, and was re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013. She previously served in the position of deputy representative during the term 1985–1989, when she represented Gro Harlem Brundtland while the latter headed the second cabinet Brundtland, until 1987 when Knut Frydenlund died and Nybakk moved up as a regular representative.

She was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defence 2001-2005, and has been actively involved with foreign and security policy in later years.

Nybakk was leader of the Oslo chapter of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO i Oslo) in the early 1990s.