Jagland's Cabinet governed Norway between 25 October 1996 and 17 October 1997. It had the following composition: Thorbjørn Jaglands regjering 1996-1997 - Regjeringen.no
Odd Roger Enoksen
Odd Roger Enoksen is a Norwegian politician representing the Norwegian Centre Party. Having an agronomist education, he worked as a farmer, he was first elected to Parliament after a career in local politics. He was a representative until 2005, except for a short period between March 1999 and March 2000, when he served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development in Kjell Magne Bondevik's first cabinet. Enoksen became deputy leader of his party in 1997, following the retirement of Anne Enger Lahnstein in 1999, he became party leader. Åslaug Haga replaced him in 2003. When the Red-Green Coalition in 2005 formed the first majority government in Norway since 1985, Enoksen became the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, he held the position until 2007 when he left Jens Stoltenberg's Cabinet and was replaced by Åslaug Haga. Enoksen is now the Managing Director of Andøya Rocket Range
Grete Anni Berget was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. She was born in Vinstra, Nord-Fron and worked as a journalist in her early career. Berget was private advisor to the Prime Minister 1990 – 1991, Minister of Children and Family Affairs 1991 – 1996. From 2003 she was secretary general of the Norwegian European Movement. Berget died from cancer on 9 November 2017
Erna Solberg is a Norwegian politician serving as Prime Minister of Norway since 2013 and Leader of the Conservative Party since May 2004. Solberg was first elected to be a member of the Storting in 1989 and served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development in Bondevik's Second Cabinet from 2001 to 2005. During her tenure, she oversaw the tightening of immigration policy and the preparation of a proposed reform of the administrative divisions of Norway. After the 2005 election, she chaired the Conservative Party parliamentary group until 2013. Solberg has emphasized the social and ideological basis of the Conservative policies, although the party has become visibly more pragmatic. After winning the September 2013 election, she became the 28th Prime Minister of Norway and the second female to hold the position after Gro Harlem Brundtland. Solberg's Cabinet referred to informally as the "Blue-Blue Cabinet", is a two-party minority government consisting of the Conservative Party and Progress Party.
The cabinet established a formalized co-operation with the Liberal Party and Christian Democratic Party in the Storting. The Government was re-elected in the 2017 election, was extended to include the Liberal Party in January 2018; this extended minority coalition is informally referred to as the "Blue-Green cabinet." In May 2018, Solberg surpassed Kåre Willoch and became the longest serving Prime Minister of Norway to represent the Conservative party. Solberg grew up in the affluent Kalfaret neighbourhood, her father, Asbjørn Solberg, worked as a consultant in the Bergen Sporvei, her mother, Inger Wenche Torgersen, was an office worker. Solberg has one older than her and one younger. Solberg had some struggles at school and at the age of 16 was diagnosed as suffering from dyslexia, she was an active and talkative contributor in the classroom. In her final year as a high-school student in 1979, she was elected to the board of the School Student Union of Norway, in the same year led the national charity event Operasjon Dagsverk, in which students collected money for Jamaica.
In 1986, she graduated with her cand.mag. Degree in sociology, political science and economics from the University of Bergen. In her final year, she led the Students' League of the Conservative Party in Bergen. Since 1996 she has been married to Sindre Finnes, a businessman and former Conservative Party politician, with whom she has two children; the family has lived in both Oslo. Solberg was a deputy member of Bergen city council in the periods 1979–1983 and 1987–1989, the last period on the executive committee, she chaired local and municipal chapters of the Conservative Party. She has been re-elected five times, she was the leader of the national Conservative Women's Association, from 1994 to 1998. From 2001 to 2005 Solberg served as the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development under Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, her alleged tough policies in this department, including a firm stance on asylum policy, earned her the nickname "Jern-Erna" in the media. In fact, numbers show that the Bondevik government, of 2001–2005 let in thousands more asylum seekers than the subsequent centre-left Red-Green government, of 2005–2009.
In 2003, Solberg proposed introducing Islamic Sharia Councils in Norway after being informed of the existence of such councils in the United Kingdom, and, in 2004, said that she wished to increase immigration to Norway. As Minister, Solberg instructed the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration to expel Mulla Krekar, being a danger to national security. Terrorism charges were filed against Krekar for a death threat he uttered in 2010 against Erna Solberg, she served as deputy leader of the Conservative Party from 2002 to 2004 and, in 2004, she became the party leader. Solberg became the presumptive head of government after winning the general election on 9 September 2013 and was appointed Prime Minister on 16 October 2013. Solberg is Norway's second female Prime Minister after Gro Harlem Brundtland; the Government was re-elected in 2017, making Solberg the country's first conservative leader to win re-election since the 1980s. The centre-right parties were able to maintain the majority in the Storting.
In 2014 she participated at the Agriculture and Food meeting, held by Sylvi Listhaug where Minister of Transportation Ketil Solvik-Olsen and Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft were present. On, the four took a picture which appeared on the Government.no website on 14 March the same year. In April of the same year she criticized European Court over data retention which Telenor Group argued can be used without court proceedings. In 2017, the Russian Embassy in Oslo had accused Norwegian officials and intelligence of using “false and disconnected anti-Russian rhetoric” and “scaring Norway’s population” about a "mythical Russian threat". In response, Prime Minister Solberg said: “This is an example of Russian propaganda that comes when there’s a focus on security policy. There is nothing in this that’s new to us.”Solberg has tried to maintain and improve the China–Norway relations, which have been damaged since Norway decided to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in 2010.
In response to the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died of organ failure while in government custody on 13 July 2017, Solberg said that "It is with deep grief that I received the news of Liu Xiaobo's passing. Liu Xiaobo was for decades a central voice for human rights and Ch
Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Trøndelag to the north, Oppland to the west and Akershus to the south. The county administration is in Hamar. Hedmark makes up the northeastern part of the southeastern part of the country, it has a long border with Dalarna County and Värmland County. The largest lakes are the largest lake in Norway. Parts of Glomma, Norway's longest river, flow through Hedmark. Geographically, Hedmark is traditionally divided into: Hedemarken, east of Mjøsa, Østerdalen, north of Elverum, Glåmdalen, south of Elverum. Hedmark and Oppland are the only Norwegian counties with no coastline. Hedmark hosted some events of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Hamar, Kongsvinger and Tynset are cities in the county. Hedmark is one of the less urbanized areas in Norway; the population is concentrated in the rich agricultural district adjoining Mjøsa to the southeast. The county's extensive forests supply much of Norway's timber; the Hedmark municipality of Engerdal has the distinction of marking the current southernmost border in Norway of Sápmi, the traditional region of the Sami people.
The county is divided into three traditional districts. These are Østerdalen and Solør. Hedmark was a part of the large Akershus amt, but in 1757 Oplandenes amt was separated from it; some years in 1781, this was divided into Kristians amt and Hedemarkens amt. Until 1919, the county was called Hedemarkens amt; the Old Norse form of the name was Heiðmǫrk. The first element is heiðnir, the name of an old Germanic tribe and is related to the word heið, which means moorland; the last element is mǫrk'woodland, march'. The coat of arms is from modern times, it shows three barkespader. Every four years the inhabitants of Hedmark elect 33 representatives to Hedmark Fylkesting, the Hedmark County Assembly. After the elections of September 2007 the majority of the seats of the assembly were held by a three-party coalition consisting of the Labour Party, the Centre Party and the Socialist Left Party. Eight parties are represented in the assembly, the remaining 5 being the Progress Party, the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the Christian Democratic Party and the Pensioners Party.
The assembly is headed by the county mayor. As of the 2007 elections the county mayor is Arnfinn Nergård, he represents the Centre Party. In 2003 a parliamentary system was established, which means that the county assembly elects a political administration or council to hold executive power; this county council reflects the majority of the county assembly and includes the three parties holding the majority of the assembly seats, i.e. the Labour Party, the Center Party and the Socialist Left Party. The council is led by a member of the Labour Party. Official homepage Media related to Hedmark at Wikimedia Commons Hedmark travel guide from Wikivoyage
The Storting is the supreme legislature of Norway, established in 1814 by the Constitution of Norway. It is located in Oslo; the unicameral parliament has 169 members, is elected every four years based on party-list proportional representation in nineteen plurinominal constituencies. A member of the Storting is known in Norwegian as a stortingsrepresentant "Storting representative"; the assembly is led by a president and, since 2009, five vice presidents: the presidium. The members are allocated to twelve standing committees, as well as four procedural committees. Three ombudsmen are directly subordinate to parliament: the Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee and the Office of the Auditor General. Parliamentarianism was established in 1884. In 2009, qualified unicameralism was replaced by unicameralism, through the dissolution of the two chambers: the Lagting and the Odelsting. Following the 2017 election, nine parties are represented in parliament: the Labour Party, the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Centre Party, the Christian Democratic Party, the Liberal Party, the Socialist Left Party, the Green Party, the Red Party.
Since 2018, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen has been President of the Storting. The parliament in its present form was first constituted at Eidsvoll in 1814, although its origins can be traced back to the allting, as early as the 9th century, a type of thing, or common assembly of free men in Germanic societies that would gather at a place called a thingstead and were presided over by lawspeakers; the alltings were where political matters were discussed. These were formalised so that the things grew into regional meetings and acquired backing and authority from the Crown to the extent that on occasions they were instrumental in effecting change in the monarchy itself; as oral laws became codified and Norway unified as a geopolitical entity in the 10th century, the lagtings were established as superior regional assemblies. During the mid-13th century, the by archaic regional assemblies, the Frostating, the Gulating, the Eidsivating and the Borgarting, were amalgamated and the corpus of law was set down under the command of King Magnus Lagabøte.
This jurisdiction remained significant until King Frederick III proclaimed absolute monarchy in 1660. The Parliament of Norway Building opened in 1866. On 27 June 1940 the presidium signed an appeal to King Haakon. In September 1940 the representatives were summoned to Oslo, voted in favour of the results of the negotiations between the presidium and the authorities of the German invaders. However, directives from Adolf Hitler resulted in the obstruction of "the agreement of cooperation between parliament and occupation force". Although the Storting has always been unicameral, until 2009 it would divide itself into two divisions for legislative purposes. After an election, the Storting would elect a quarter of its membership to form the Lagting, a sort of "upper house" or revising chamber, with the remaining three-quarters forming the Odelsting or "lower house"; the division was used on rare occasions in cases of impeachment. The original idea in 1814 was to have the Lagting act as an actual upper house, the senior and more experienced members of the Storting were placed there.
However, the composition of the Lagting followed that of the Odelsting, so that there was little that differentiated them, the passage of a bill in the Lagting was a formality. Bills were submitted by the Government by a member of the Odelsting. A standing committee, with members from both the Odelsting and Lagting, would consider the bill, in some cases hearings were held. If passed by the Odelsting, the bill would be sent to the Lagting for revision. Most bills were passed unamended by the Lagting and sent directly to the king for royal assent. If the Lagting amended the Odelsting's draft, the bill would be sent back to the Odelsting. If the Odelsting approved the Lagting's amendments, the bill would be signed into law by the King. If it did not the bill would return to the Lagting. If the Lagting still proposed amendments, the bill would be submitted to a plenary session of the Storting. In order to be passed, the bill required the approval of a two-thirds majority of the plenary session. In all other cases a simple majority would suffice.
Three days had to pass between each time a chamber voted on a bill. In all other cases, such as taxes and appropriations, the Storting would meet in plenary session. A proposal to amend the constitution and abolish the Odelsting and Lagting was introduced in 2004 and was passed by the Storting on 20 February 2007, it took effect with the newly elected Storting in 2009. The number of seats in the Storting has varied over the years; as of 1882 there were 114 seats, increasing to 117 in 1903, 123 in 1906, 126 in 1918, 150 in 1921, 155 in 1973, 157 in 1985, 165 in 1989, 169 as of 2005. The legislative procedure goes through five stages. First, a bill is introduced to parliament either by a member of govern