Odd Roger Enoksen

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Odd Roger Enoksen
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Deputy to the Prime Minister of Norway
In office
8 October 1999 – 17 March 2000
Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded by Anne Enger Lahnstein
Succeeded by Post abolished
Personal details
Born (1954-09-25) 25 September 1954 (age 60)
Andøy, Norway
Political party Centre Party

Odd Roger Enoksen (born 25 September 1954 in Andøy) is a Norwegian politician representing the Norwegian Centre Party.[1]

Having an agronomist education, he previously worked as a farmer. He was first elected to Parliament in 1989, after a career in local politics. He was a representative until 2005, except for a short period between March 1999 and March 2000, when he served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development in Kjell Magne Bondevik's first cabinet.[2]

Enoksen became deputy leader of his party in 1997, and following the retirement of Anne Enger Lahnstein in 1999, he became party leader. Åslaug Haga replaced him in 2003.[3]

When the Red-Green Coalition in 2005 formed the first majority government in Norway since 1985, Enoksen became the Minister of Petroleum and Energy. He held the position until 2007 when he left Jens Stoltenberg's Cabinet and was replaced by Åslaug Haga.[4][5]

Enoksen is now the Managing Director of Andøya Rocket Range.[6]

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Anne Enger Lahnstein
Chairman of the Norwegian Centre Party
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Åslaug Haga
Political offices
Preceded by
Ragnhild Haarstad
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Sylvia Brustad
Preceded by
Thorhild Widvey
Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Åslaug Haga