61st cabinet of Norway
|Date formed||16 October 2013|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Harald V of Norway|
|Head of government||Erna Solberg|
|No. of ministers||18 (2013-2015)
20 (2015- )
|Member party||Conservative Party
|Status in legislature||Minority government|
|Election(s)||2013 parliamentary election|
|Predecessor||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. On 16 December 2015, the cabinet was re-shuffled.
The Government is a Centre-right 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. The Government is the first in which the Progress Party participates.
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.
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.
Seven ministers hail from Western Norway, 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.
On 16 December 2015, Solberg made a cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle increased the number of cabinet ministers from 18 to 20.
Three cabinet ministers were replaced on 20 December 2016.
- Conservative Party and Progress Party to form a coalition government. 2013-09-30 Aftenposten
- Official news release from the Cabinet 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
- NTB (14 October 2013)Frp får landbruksministeren Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (in Norwegian)
- John Olav Egeland (16 October 2013) En regjering for markedsstaten Aftenposten. Retrieved 17 October 2013 (in Norwegian)