Fabian Stang

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Fabian Stang
Fabian Stang 2009.jpg
66th Mayor of Oslo
In office
17 October 2007 – 21 October 2015
Deputy Libe Rieber-Mohn
Preceded by Svenn Kristiansen
Succeeded by Marianne Borgen
Personal details
Born (1955-08-19) 19 August 1955 (age 62)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Conservative

Richard Fabian Stang (born 19 August 1955) is a Norwegian lawyer and a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.[1] He was Mayor of the city of Oslo from 2007 until 2015.

Early life and education[edit]

Stang was born in Oslo. He is the son of Norwegian actress Wenche Foss[2] and entrepreneur Thomas Stang.

Career[edit]

Stang was first elected Mayor of Oslo in 2007, and reelected in 2011.[3]

In 2012 Stang spoke out in favour of increased immigration.[4]

In 2014 Stang was in the news when he pronounced a ban on government employees watching the Olympics while at work.[5] Stang is a supporter of subsidies and perks for electric cars in the city.[6][7]

In 2015 Stang lost the mayoral election to Socialist Marianne Borgen.[1][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Oslo mayor fights off depression" Views and News from Norway, Sep 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Power struggle broke out after Oslo's mayor resigned". Aftenposten. 2007-08-23. Archived from the original on 2008-03-29. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Oslo finally has mayor". Aftenposten. 2007-10-17. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Oslo mayor welcomes immigrant boom". The Local, 14 March 2012
  5. ^ "‘No Sochi at work!’ Oslo mayor under fire over Olympics TV ‘ban’". RT Question More, 6 Feb, 2014
  6. ^ "In Oslo, Electric Cars Drive Bus Operators Crazy". Wall Street Journal, Ellen Emmerentze Jervell and John D. Stoll, May 20, 2014
  7. ^ "Tesla Sedan Roars Ahead in Norway". Wall Street Journal, Oct. 2, 2013
  8. ^ "Socialist Marianne Borgen Becomes Oslo’s New Mayor". The Nordic Page, 17.10.2015
Political offices
Preceded by
Svenn Kristiansen
Mayor of Oslo
2007–2015
Incumbent