Kjell Opseth

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Kjell Olav Opseth (born 2 January 1936) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was Minister of Transport and Communications 1990-1996 and Minister of Local Government Affairs 1996-1997.[1] As Transport Minister, he once observed of advertising hoardings featuring model Anna Nicole Smith that "on her own [she] is not a traffic hazard. It depends where she is."[2]


  1. ^ "Opseth, Kjell ( 1936- )" (in Norwegian). Stortinget.no. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph, 'Quotes of the Year', 29 December 1993
Political offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Berge
Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Succeeded by
Ragnhild Haarstad
Preceded by
Lars Gunnar Lie
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Sissel Rønbeck