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Cabinet reshuffle for Rightists. Conservative (H) Prime Minister Erna Solberg rings in the changes, Wednesday, for the first time since the 2013 General Election. The post-swapping, approved by HM King Harald V of Norway according to procedure, is as follows: Fisheries Minister and newly-appointed Norwegian member of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Elisabeth Aspaker, takes over for Conservative Party colleague Vidar Helgesen as Norway’s former Minister of EU and EEA Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Cabinet reshuffle for Rightists

Published on Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 at 11:05 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 17th December 2015 at 12:16.

Conservative (H) Prime Minister Erna Solberg rings in the changes, Wednesday, for the first time since the 2013 General Election.

Norwegian Parliament
Norwegian Parliament
Photo: James Cridland/Flickr


The post-swapping, approved by HM King Harald V of Norway according to procedure, is as follows:

Fisheries Minister and newly-appointed Norwegian member of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Elisabeth Aspaker, takes over for Conservative Party colleague Vidar Helgesen as Norway’s former Minister of EU and EEA Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tine Sundtoft, the Conservatives’ former Minister of Climate and Environment and who has been honourably discharged from her Office, is replaced by Minister Helgesen.

A new post of Minister of Immigration and Integration has been created for Sylvi Listhaug, Norway’s former Minister of Agriculture and Food.

She assumes responsibility for immigration-related matters at the Ministry of Justice and Public Security for the Progress Party (FrP).

Minister Listhaug is also now in charge of integration affairs at the Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion.

Progress’ deputy leader, Per Sandberg MP, is now the Minster of Fisheries.

Norwegian media initially announced, Tuesday, that he would be the new Immigration and Integration Minister. Reports were subsequently updated.

Anniken Hauglie, who was city councilor of the Conservatives in Oslo between 2010 and 2013, is the new Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.

Former Labour and Social Affairs Minister Robert Eriksson (Progress) has been honourably discharged from his Office.

In other changes, the Conservatives’ Linda Cathrine Hofstad Helleland MP is now Minister of Culture.

Jon Georg Dale (Progress) has been appointed as Minister of Agriculture and Food.

His previous posts include that of Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications (2013-14) and Deputy Minister of Finance (2014-).

Museum-telephoning Thorhild Widvey, former Minister of Culture for the Conservative Party, has been honourably discharged from her Office.

The post of Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office is no longer filled by a Minister. It is assumed by Conservative politician Julie Brodtkorb.

Today’s changes take effect from 13:00 local time.




Published on Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 at 11:05 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 17th December 2015 at 12:16.

This post has the following tags: government, cabinet, coalition, rightists.





  
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