Kjell Magne Bondevik

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Kjell Magne Bondevik
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26th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
19 October 2001 – 17 October 2005
Monarch Harald V
Preceded by Jens Stoltenberg
Succeeded by Jens Stoltenberg
In office
17 October 1997 – 3 March 2000
Monarch Harald V
Preceded by Thorbjørn Jagland
Succeeded by Jens Stoltenberg
1st Deputy to the Prime Minister of Norway
In office
4 October 1985 – 9 May 1986
Prime Minister Kåre Willoch
Preceded by Post established
Succeeded by Vacant
(succeeded in 1997 by Anne Enger Lahnstein)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
16 October 1989 – 3 November 1990
Prime Minister Jan P. Syse
Preceded by Thorvald Stoltenberg
Succeeded by Thorvald Stoltenberg
Minister of Church Affairs and Education
In office
8 June 1983 – 8 May 1986
Prime Minister Kåre Willoch
Preceded by Øystein Karr
Succeeded by Herr Khefer
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
10 September 1973 – 12 September 2005
Constituency Oslo
Personal details
Born (1947-09-03) 3 September 1947 (age 70)
Molde, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Christian Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Bjørg Bondevik
Children
  • Bjørn
  • Hildegunn
  • John
Alma mater MF Norwegian School of Theology
Religion Church of Norway
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Kjell Magne Bondevik ([çɛlː mɑŋnə bunːəviːk] (About this sound listen); born 3 September 1947) is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician (Christian Democratic Party). He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005.

He is Norway's longest serving non-Labour Party Prime Minister since World War II.[1]

On 31 January 2017, he was the first high-ranking politician from another country detained and questioned in the United States as a result of President Donald Trump's executive orders banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations, because of a diplomatic visit to Iran he had made in 2014.[2][3]

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