Olav Gunnar Ballo

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Olav Gunnar Ballo

Olav Gunnar Ballo (born 22 October 1956) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party (SV). He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Finnmark in 1997. He studied medicine at University of Würzburg, and has been a doctor. He represented SV in Alta municipality council from 1991-1997.

Ballo lost his daughter Kaja Bordevich Ballo in 2008. She committed suicide on 28 March 2008. This happened some hours after she had taken a Scientology personality test. The news made the front page of Norway's biggest newspapers, such as Verdens Gang and Dagbladet.[1] Ballo divorced his first wife of 15 years in 1998. In 1999 he met, and later married, Heidi Sørensen, a politician for the Socialist Left.[2]

Parliamentary Presidium duties[edit]

Olav Gunnar Ballo in February 2009, speaking in the Parliament of Norway.
  • 2005 – 2009 Vice President of the Odelsting.
  • 1997 – 2001 Vice Secretary of the Odelsting.

Parliamentary Committee duties[edit]




  1. ^ "Police probe suicide linked to Scientologists". Aftenposten. 16 April 2008. Archived from the original on May 24, 2008. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Livet som kone nr. 2". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 10 April 2005. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 

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