Prime Minister of Norway

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Prime Minister of Norway
Norsk statsminister
Coat of arms of Norway.svg
Erna Solberg, Wesenberg, 2011 (1).jpg
Erna Solberg

since 16 October 2013
StyleHer Excellency (informal)
ResidenceInkognitogata 18
SeatOslo, Norway
AppointerThe Monarch
Term lengthNo term limits
General elections are held every four years. The Prime Minister is by convention the leader of the party with majority support in Parliament.
Inaugural holderFrederik Stang (generally regarded as the first incumbent)
WebsiteGovernment Official Homepage

The Prime Minister of Norway (Norwegian: statsminister, literally the "minister of the state") is the head of government of Norway and the most powerful person in Norwegian politics.

The Prime Minister and Cabinet is almost always the leader of the majority party in the Storting, or the leader of the senior partner in the governing coalition.

Norway has a Constitution, which was adopted on 17 May 1814.[1] The position of Prime Minister is the result of legislation.

The current Prime Minister of Norway is Erna Solberg, of the Conservative Party since October 2013.

Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]

As of 2018 five former Prime Ministers are alive:

References[change | change source]

  1. "NORWAY'S STRUGGLE WITH HER KING" (PDF). The New York Times. 11 November 1882. Retrieved 3 February 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websites[change | change source]