Prime Minister of Norway

head of government of Norway and the most powerful person in Norwegian politics

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.

Prime Minister of Norway
Norges statsminister
(Norwegian Bokmål)
Noregs statsminister
(Norwegian Nynorsk)
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Incumbent
Jonas Gahr Støre

since 14 October 2021
StyleNo courtesy or style ascribed
Her Excellency (diplomatic)
ResidenceInkognitogata 18
SeatOffice of the Prime Minister at:
Regjeringskvartalet (formerly)
Akershus Fortress (temporary) Oslo, 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)
Formation1873
Salary1,856,000 NOK[1]
WebsiteGovernment official homepage

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.[2] The position of prime minister is the result of legislation.

The current prime minister of Norway is Jonas Gahr Støre, of the Labour Party since October 2021.

Living former prime ministersEdit

As of 2021 Firth former prime ministers are alive:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "IG.com Pay Check". IG.
  2. "NORWAY'S STRUGGLE WITH HER KING" (PDF). The New York Times. 11 November 1882. Retrieved 3 February 2009.

Other websitesEdit