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
ConstituencyHordaland
Personal details
Born (1961-02-24) 24 February 1961 (age 62)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Sindre Finnes (m. 1996)
[1]
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Bergen
Websitehttps://erna.no/

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. https://www.nrk.no/norge/solberg-saken_-_-blir-mer-alvorlig-for-hver-dag-som-gar-1.16604076. Retrieved 2023-10-21
  5. https://www.nettavisen.no/norsk-debatt/horingen-erna-med-balansekunst-pa-tynn-is/o/5-95-1439062. Retrieved 2023-11-08
  6. https://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/solberg-kritiseres-fortsatt-en-gate/s/5-95-1440566. Retrieved 2023-11-07
  7. https://www.nrk.no/norge/na-skal-statsradene-sporres-ut-om-habilitet-1.16627253. Retrieved 2023-11-07
  8. https://www.nrk.no/norge/krever-nye-solberg-svar-om-habilitet_-_-unnvikende-og-omtrentlig-1.16646035. Retrieved 2023-11-21
  9. https://e24.no/naeringsliv/i/xgL6MQ/ny-utsettelse-i-habilitetssakene?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vg.no. Retrieved 2024-01-27
  10. https://www.nrk.no/norge/erna-solberg_-_-sa-lenge-jeg-er-gift-med-sindre_-er-det-helt-naturlig-at-vi-bor-sammen-1.16687381. Retrieved 2024-01-01
  11. [the Conservative Party is getting dragged thru the cover-up operation and potentially into the slipstream] https://www.nettavisen.no/norsk-debatt/hoyre-dras-med-i-dekkoperasjonen-og-potensielt-med-i-dragsuget/o/5-95-1351558. Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 2023-09-26
  12. https://www.nrk.no/norge/dette-er-detaljene-i-sindre-finnes-saken-1.16562098. NRK.no. Retrieved 2023-09-18
  13. https://www.dn.no/marked/erna-solberg/sindre-finnes/her-er-finnes-liste-over-handler-skal-ha-tjent-18-millioner-mens-kona-var-statsminister/2-1-1516301. Nettavisen.no. Retrieved 2023-09-18
  14. "Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservative Party)". government.no. Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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