Erna Solberg

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Erna Solberg

Solberg in 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
14 October 2021
MonarchHarald V
Prime MinisterJonas Gahr Støre
Preceded byJonas Gahr Støre
In office
17 October 2005 – 16 October 2013
MonarchHarald V
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byJens Stoltenberg
Succeeded byJens Stoltenberg
Leader of the Conservative Party
Assumed office
9 May 2004
35th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
16 October 2013 – 14 October 2021
MonarchHarald V
Preceded byJens Stoltenberg
Succeeded byJonas Gahr Støre
Minister of Local Government
In office
19 October 2001 – 17 October 2005
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded bySylvia Brustad
Succeeded byÅslaug Haga
Leader of the Conservative Women's Association
In office
7 March 1993 – 29 March 1998
Preceded bySiri Frost Sterri
Succeeded bySonja Sjøli
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
Assumed office
2 October 1989
Personal details
Born (1961-02-24) 24 February 1961 (age 62)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Political partyConservative
Sindre Finnes (m. 1996)
Alma materUniversity of Bergen

Erna Solberg (ˌæːɳɑ ˈsuːlˈbærɡ; born 24 February 1961) is a Norwegian politician. She has been leader of the Conservative Party since 2004. She was the 35th Prime Minister of Norway from 2013 until 2021.[2] Solberg lost her re-election in September 2021, after the Conservative party lost many seats in the election.[3]

Solberg is the leader of the Conservative Party [as of 2024's first quarter].[4]

Controversy[change | change source]

On November 7, 2023, she gave answers to questions during a hearing by parliament's Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs.[5][6][7] On November 21, the committee asked 12 new questions.[8] The committee's case-work is supposed to be finished in February 2024.[9][10]

Previously (September 2023), media told about her husband having bought and sold stocks for at least[11] Norwegian kroner 112 million, while she was a prime minister. The number of transactions, were more than three thousand; Media says that Erna Solberg had a conflict of interest, even if she did not know about every transaction.[12][13]

Family[change | change source]

Solberg was born in Bergen. She has two children with her husband, Sindre Finnes.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Erna Solberg" (in Norwegian). Norske biografiske leksikon. 25 February 2020. Archived from the original on 15 December 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. "Erna Solberg replaces Jens Stoltenberg as Norway's prime minister as centre-right bloc takes power". Daily Telegraph. Associated Press. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. "Conservative PM concedes defeat as in Norway's elections". AP NEWS. 2021-09-13. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  4. Retrieved 2023-10-21
  5. Retrieved 2023-11-08
  6. Retrieved 2023-11-07
  7. Retrieved 2023-11-07
  8. Retrieved 2023-11-21
  9. Retrieved 2024-01-27
  10. Retrieved 2024-01-01
  11. [the Conservative Party is getting dragged thru the cover-up operation and potentially into the slipstream] Retrieved 2023-09-26
  12. Retrieved 2023-09-18
  13. Retrieved 2023-09-18
  14. "Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservative Party)". Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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