Solberg's Cabinet

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Solberg's Cabinet
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61st Cabinet of Norway
Incumbent
Erna Solberg - 2013-08-10 at 12-58-32.jpg
Date formed 16 October 2013
People and organizations
Head of government Erna Solberg
Head of state Harald V of Norway
Number of ministers 18
Member party Conservative Party
Progress Party
Status in legislature Minority government
History
Election(s) 2013 parliamentary election
Legislature term(s) 2013-2017
Previous Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet

Solberg's Cabinet is the incumbent Government of the Kingdom of Norway. The Government was appointed by the King on 16 October 2013 following the parliamentary election on 9 September. It succeeded Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet.

Parliamentary support[edit]

The Government is a coalition of the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, relying on parliamentary support from the Liberal Party and the Christian Democratic Party through a separate agreement giving them influence on policy.[1] The Government is the first in which the Progress Party participates.

Name[edit]

By convention, a Norwegian government is usually named after the Prime Minister, in casu the Solberg Cabinet. The Government, however, has officially referred to itself as the Høyre Frp Cabinet. Informally, it is called the Blue Cabinet and even the Blue Blue Cabinet, referring to Høyre's light blue and the Progress Party's dark blue party colour, respectively.

Members[edit]

On 16 October 2013, Erna Solberg's cabinet ministers were formally appointed by the King Harald V.[2]

The Cabinet has 18 ministers; two fewer than the previous Stoltenberg cabinet. It has eleven ministers from the Conservatives and seven from Progress, reflecting the parties numerical strength in Parliament.[3]

The cabinet has nine men and nine women. The average age at the start is 43. Six ministers have studies in economics, four are jurists and four have studies in the humanities or social sciences.[4]

Seven ministers hail from Western Norway,[4] including Listhaug who now represents Oslo. Seven ministers (including Listhaug) represent Eastern Norway, three ministers represent Trøndelag, one Northern Norway and one Sørlandet. Siv Jensen is the only minister who was born and grew up in Oslo.[4]


Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Erna Solberg 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister,
responsible for EEA Affairs and EU Relations,
also Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister
  Vidar Helgesen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Finance   Siv Jensen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Local Government and Modernisation   Jan Tore Sanner 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Defence   Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Foreign Affairs   Børge Brende 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Trade and Industry   Monica Mæland 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Transport and Communications   Ketil Solvik-Olsen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Agriculture   Sylvi Listhaug 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Fisheries
also Minister for Nordic Cooperation Affairs
  Elisabeth Aspaker 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Justice and Public Security   Anders Anundsen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Education and Research   Torbjørn Røe Isaksen 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion   Solveig Horne 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Petroleum and Energy   Tord Lien 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Health and Care Services   Bent Høie 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs   Robert Eriksson 16 October 2013 Incumbent Progress
Minister of Culture and Church Affairs   Thorhild Widvey 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative
Minister of Climate and the Environment   Tine Sundtoft 16 October 2013 Incumbent Conservative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conservative Party and Progress Party to form a coalition government. 2013-09-30 Aftenposten
  2. ^ Official news release from the Cabinet 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. ^ NTB (14 October 2013)Frp får landbruksministeren Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (Norwegian)
  4. ^ a b c John Olav Egeland (16 October 2013) En regjering for markedsstaten Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (Norwegian)