Norwegian Foreign Minister Sacked Amid Cabinet Reshuffle

Norwegian Prime Minister Store has announced significant cabinet reshuffling this morning in the face of international crises, the primary concern for Oslo being the ongoing war in Ukraine. He told press “The country needs a foreign minister who can spend all (his or her) time on the job.” He was most likely referring to the scandal erupting with now former Foreign Minister Huitfeldt who admitted to trading public stocks while in a powerful government role. This revelation has been considered a key aspect of the nation-wide elections five weeks ago in which the Conservatives, for the first time in 70 years, ended up with more votes.

Huitfeldt was replaced by Espen Barth Eide, the Climate Minister who had previously served as foreign minister in 2012-2013. In addition to this change the Ministers of Fisheries, Local Government and Labour policy left the government, while two moved to new posts. A new position for Digitalisation and Public Administration was also created, expanding the cabinet from 18 to 20 members. The announcement also said that the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will be called the Ministry of Energy beginning in 2024.

The following table reflects the new Store Cabinet (wiki):

Position Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
Jonas Gahr Støre
14 October 2021 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Finance
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
14 October 2021 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
Hadia Tajik
14 October 2021 4 March 2022 Lab
Marte Mjøs Persen
7 March 2022 16 October 2023 Lab
Tonje Brenna
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Research and Higher Education
Ola Borten Moe
14 October 2021 4 August 2023 Cen
Sandra Borch
4 August 2023 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy
Bjørnar Skjæran
14 October 2021 16 October 2023 Lab
Cecilie Myrseth
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of International Development
Anne Beathe Tvinnereim
14 October 2021 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Anniken Huitfeldt
14 October 2021 16 October 2023 Lab
Espen Barth Eide
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Defence
Odd Roger Enoksen
14 October 2021 12 April 2022 Cen
Bjørn Arild Gram
12 April 2022 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Climate and the Environment
Espen Barth Eide
14 October 2021 16 October 2023 Lab
Andreas Bjelland Eriksen
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Children and Families
Kjersti Toppe
14 October 2021 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Bjørn Arild Gram
14 October 2021 12 April 2022 Cen
Sigbjørn Gjelsvik
12 April 2022 16 October 2023 Cen
Erling Sande
16 October 2023 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Transport
Jon-Ivar Nygård
14 October 2021 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Marte Mjøs Persen
14 October 2021 7 March 2022 Lab
Terje Aasland
7 March 2022 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Health and Care Services
Ingvild Kjerkol
14 October 2021 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Culture and Equality
Anette Trettebergstuen
14 October 2021 28 June 2023 Lab
Lubna Jaffery
28 June 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Trade and Industry
Jan Christian Vestre
14 October 2021 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Education
Tonje Brenna
14 October 2021 16 October 2023 Lab
Kari Nessa Nordtun
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab
Minister of Agriculture and Food
Sandra Borch
14 October 2021 4 August 2023 Cen
Geir Pollestad
4 August 2023 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Justice and Public Security
Emilie Enger Mehl
14 October 2021 Incumbent Cen
Minister of Digitalisation
Karianne Tung
16 October 2023 Incumbent Lab

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A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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