Sveinung Rotevatn

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Rotevatn in 2015

Sveinung Rotevatn (born 15 May 1987) is a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party (Venstre). Rotevatn comes from Nordfjordeid, Sogn og Fjordane, and studies law at the University of Bergen.[1]

Rotevatn became the president of the Young Liberals of Norway, the Liberal Party's youth wing, in 2010[2] and was succeeded in October 2013 by Tord Hustveit.[3]

In 2013, Bergens Tidende called him the biggest political talent in Norway.[4]

Rotevatn was elected MP from the Sogn og Fjordane county constituency in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2013.[5] He failed to win re-election in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 2017, but was later appointed State Secretary to the Department of Justice and Public Security when the Liberal Party went into coalition government with the Conservative Party and the Progress Party on 17 January 2018.


  1. ^ "Sveinung Rotevatn - Stortingskandidat for V i Sogn og Fjordane".
  2. ^ Christoffer Torris Olsen (2010-10-17). "Sveinung Rotevatn ny leder i Unge Venstre". Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Tord Hustveit ny leder i Unge Venstre" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Politikk og sirkus". 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
  5. ^ Representantprognose for Sogn og Fjordane Kommunal- og regionaldepartementet, September 10, 2013
Preceded by
Anne Solsvik
Leader of Young Liberals of Norway
Succeeded by
Tord Hustveit