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Norwegian PM stamps out re-election rumours. There is speculation that Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg could resign his post before the next general election in just under three years. The PM has been battling to regain voter confidence recently. He is also taking on a growing number of important international tasks. This week, he will be delivering his climate group’s final report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “No Norwegian Prime Minister has combined their post with such heavy international assignments since [Labour Prime Minister] Gro Harlem Brundtland,” NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) Director Jan Egeland told Aftenposten yesterday.

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Norwegian PM stamps out re-election rumours

Published on Monday, 1st November, 2010 at 13:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 1st November 2010 at 13:48.

There is speculation that Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg could resign his post before the next general election in just under three years.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Office of the Prime Minister/Flickr


The PM has been battling to regain voter confidence recently. He is also taking on a growing number of important international tasks. This week, he will be delivering his climate group’s final report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

“No Norwegian Prime Minister has combined their post with such heavy international assignments since [Labour Prime Minister] Gro Harlem Brundtland,” NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) Director Jan Egeland told Aftenposten yesterday.

There are also rumours the Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is top favourite to take over the Prime Minister’s post.

“Norway has many skilled people who can compete for all positions within the UN. All the institutions would look upon getting [Jens] Stoltenberg as a strength should it ever be appropriate,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Jens Stoltenberg has now hit back, and says he is staying.

“I have no other plans than to continue as Prime Minister and will be standing for re-election to Parliament in 2013,” he tells VG.

However, several sources the paper has spoken to believe the Prime Minister has his eyes on a top international job, especially if the Right Wing wins the next election, and his government is put in Opposition.

Amongst possible jobs could be at the World Bank or the IMF (International Monetary Fund).




Published on Monday, 1st November, 2010 at 13:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 1st November 2010 at 13:48.

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, labour, prime, minister, election, parliament, re-election, international, climate, job, imf, world, bank.





  
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