Leaders of Norway
(Kingdom of Norway)
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Parties: Ap: Labour Party; H: Right (Høyre); FrP: Progress Party (to 1977 known as "Anders Langes party"); KrF: Christian People's Party; SF: Socialist People's Party (1961-1975 > SV) Sp: Centre Party; SV: Socialist Left Party: V: 'Left' (Venstre), Liberals


Kings
Haakon VII                27 Nov 1905 - 21 Sep 1957 (+1957)    
Olav V                    21 Sep 1957 - 17 Jan 1991 (+1991)    
Harald V                  17 Jan 1991 -           

Prime Ministers
Einar Henry Gerhardsen    29 Jun 1945 - 15 Nov 1951 (+1987) Ap
Oscar Fredrik Torp        15 Nov 1951 - 21 Jan 1955 (+1958) Ap
Einar Henry Gerhardsen    21 Jan 1955 - 27 Aug 1963 (+1987) Ap
John Fyrstenberg Lyng     27 Aug 1963 - 25 Sep 1963 (+1978) H
Einar Henry Gerhardsen    25 Sep 1963 - 12 Oct 1965 (+1987) Ap
Per Borten                12 Oct 1965 - 13 Mar 1971 (+2005) Sp
Trygve Martin Bratteli    13 Mar 1971 -  7 Oct 1972 (+1984) Ap 
Lars Korvald               7 Oct 1972 - 14 Oct 1973 (+2006) KrF
Trygve Martin Bratteli    14 Oct 1973 - 12 Jan 1976 (+1984) Ap 
Odvar Nordli              12 Jan 1976 -  4 Feb 1981         Ap
Gro Harlem Brundtland      4 Feb 1981 - 14 Oct 1981         Ap
Kåre Isaachsen Willoch    14 Oct 1981 -  9 May 1986         H
Gro Harlem Brundtland      9 May 1986 - 16 Oct 1989         Ap
Jan Peder Syse            16 Oct 1989 -  3 Nov 1990 (+1997) H
Gro Harlem Brundtland      3 Nov 1990 - 25 Oct 1996         Ap
Thorbjørn Jagland         25 Oct 1996 - 17 Oct 1997         Ap
Kjell Magne Bondevik      17 Oct 1997 - 17 Mar 2000         KrF
Jens Stoltenberg          17 Mar 2000 - 19 Oct 2001         Ap
Kjell Magne Bondevik      19 Oct 2001 - 17 Oct 2005         KrF
Jens Stoltenberg          17 Oct 2005 - 16 Oct 2013         Ap
Erna Solberg              16 Oct 2013 -                     H 

Deputy Prime Ministers
Kjell Magne Bondevik      1985-1986         KrF
Anne Enger Lahnstein      1997-1999         Sp
Odd Roger Enoksen         1999-2000         Sp

Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Trygve Halvdan Lie        1941-1946 (+1968) Ap
Halvard Manthey Lange     1946-1963 (+1970) Ap
Erling Wikborg            1963      (+1992) KrF 
Halvard Manthey Lange     1963-1965 (+1970) Ap
John Fyrstenberg Lyng     1965-1970 (+1978) H
Svenn Thorkild Stray      1970-1971 (+2012) H
Andreas Zeier Cappelen    1971-1972 (+2008) Ap
Dagfinn Vårvik            1972-1973         Sp
Knut Frydenlund           1973-1981 (+1987) Ap
Svenn Thorkild Stray      1981-1986 (+2012) H
Knut Frydenlund           1986-1987 (+1987) Ap
Johan Jørgen Holst        1987      (+1994) Ap (acting)
Thorvald Stoltenberg      1987-1989         Ap
Kjell Magne Bondevik      1989-1990         KrF
Thorvald Stoltenberg      1990-1993         Ap
Johan Jørgen Holst        1993-1994 (+1994) Ap
Bjørn Tore Godal          1994-1997         Ap
Knut Vollebæk             1997-2000         KrF
Thorbjørn Jagland         2000-2001         Ap
Jan Petersen              2001-2005         H
Jonas Gahr Støre          2005-2012         Ap
Espen Barth Eide          2012-2013         Ap
Børge Brende              2013-2017         H
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 2017-             H

Ministers of Defence
Jens Christian Hauge      1945-1952 (+2006) Ap 
Nils Langhelle            1952-1954 (+1967) Ap
Kai Birger Knudsen        1954-1955 (+1977) Ap
Nils Kristoffer Handal    1955-1961 (+1992) Ap
Gudmund Harlem            1961-1963 (+1988) Ap
Håkon Kyllingmark         1963      (+2003) H
Gudmund Harlem            1963-1965 (+1988) Ap
Otto Grieg Tidemand       1965-1970 (+2006) H
Gunnar Hellesen           1970-1971 (+2005) H
Alv Jacob Fostervoll      1971-1972         Ap
Johan Kleppe              1972-1973         V
Alv Jacob Fostervoll      1973-1976         Ap
Rolf Arthur Hansen        1976-1979 (+2006) Ap
Thorvald Stoltenberg      1979-1981         Ap
Anders Sjaastad           1981-1986         H
Rolf Presthus             1986      (+1988) H
Johan Jørgen Holst        1986-1989 (+1994) Ap 
Per Ditlev-Simonsen       1989-1990         H
Johan Jørgen Holst        1990-1993 (+1994) Ap
Jørgen Hårek Kosmo        1993-1997 (+2017) Ap
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll      1997-1999         KrF
Eldbjørg Løwer            1999-2000         V
Bjørn Tore Godal          2000-2001         Ap
Kristin Krohn Devold      2001-2005         H
Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen 2005-2009         Ap
Grete Faremo              2009-2011         Ap
Espen Barth Eide          2011-2012         Ap
Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen 2012-2013         Ap
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide 2013-2017         H
Frank Bakke-Jensen        2017-             H

Ministers of Finance
Erik Brofoss              1945-1947 (+1979) Ap
Olav Meisdalshagen        1947-1951 (+1959) Ap
Trygve Martin Bratteli    1951-1955 (+1984) Ap 
Mons Lid                  1955-1956 (+1967) Ap
Trygve Martin Bratteli    1956-1960 (+1984) Ap
Petter Jacob Bjerve       1960-1963 (+2004) Ap
Andreas Zeier Cappelen    1963      (+2008) Ap
Dagfinn Vårvik            1963              Sp
Andreas Zeier Cappelen    1963-1965 (+2008) Ap
Ole Myrvoll               1965-1971 (+1988) V
Ragnar Christiansen       1971-1972         Ap
Jon Ola Norbom            1972-1973         V
Per Andreas Kleppe        1973-1979         Ap
Ulf Sand                  1979-1981         Ap
Rolf Presthus             1981-1986 (+1988) H
Arne Skauge               1986              H
Gunnar Berge              1986-1989         Ap
Arne Skauge               1989-1990         H
Sigbjørn Johnsen          1990-1996         Ap
Jens Stoltenberg          1996-1997         Ap
Gudmund Restad            1997-2000         Sp
Karl Schjøtt-Pedersen     2000-2001         Ap
Per-Kristian Foss         2001-2005         H
Kristin Halvorsen         2005-2009         SV
Sigbjørn Johnsen          2009-2013         Ap
Siv Jensen                2013-             FrP

Presidents of the Storting (Parliament)
Fredrik Monsen            1945-1949 (+1954) Ap
Gustav Natvig-Pedersen    1949-1954 (+1965) Ap
Einar Henry Gerhardsen    1954-1955 (+1987) Ap
Oscar Fredrik Torp        1955-1958 (+1958) Ap
Nils Langhelle            1958-1965 (+1967) Ap
Bernt Ingvaldsen          1965-1972 (+1985) H
Leif Granli               1972-1973 (+1988) Ap
Guttorm Hansen            1973-1981 (+2009) Ap
Per Hysing-Dahl           1981-1985 (+1989) N
Jo Benkow                 1985-1993 (+2014) H                                
Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl     1993-2001         Ap
Jørgen Kosmo              2001-2005 (+2017) Ap
Thorbjørn Jagland         2005-2009         Ap
Dag Terje Andersen        2009-2013         Ap
Olemic Thommessen         2013-             H

Leaders of Ap
Einar Henry Gerhardsen    1945-1965 (+1987) 
Trygve Martin Bratteli    1965-1975 (+1984) 
Reiulf Steen              1975-1981 (+2014)       
Gro Harlem Brundtland     1981-1992         
Thorbjørn Jagland         1992-2002         
Jens Stoltenberg          2002-2014
Jonas Gahr Støre          2014-   

The Ap was founded in 1887.
Chairmen of Høyre
Arthur Nordlie            1945-1950 (+1965)
Carl Joachim Hambro       1950-1954 (+1964) 
Alv Kjøs                  1954-1962 (+1990)     
Sjur Lindebrække          1962-1970 (+1998)
Kåre Willoch              1970-1974         
Erling Norvik             1974-1980 (+1998)
Jo Benkow                 1980-1984 (+2013)   
Erling Norvik             1984-1986 (+1998)
Rolf Presthus             1986-1988 (+1988)
Kaci Kullmann Five        1988      (+2017) (acting)
Jan Peder Syse            1988-1991 (+1997)  
Kaci Kullmann Five        1991-1994 (+2017)         
Jan Petersen              1994-2004         
Erna Solberg              2004-             

The Høyre was founded in 1884. (List courtesy of Erik Wickstrøm)
Chairmen of FrP
Anders Lange              1973-1974 (+1974)
Eivind Eckbo              1974-1975         (interim)
Arve Lønnum               1975-1978 (+1988)
Carl Ivar Hagen           1978-2006         
Siv Jensen                2006-             

The FrP was founded on 8 Apr 1973. (List courtesy of Rolf-Erik Sundstrøm)
Leaders of KrF
Nils Lavik                1938-1951 (+1966)
Erling Wikborg            1951-1955 (+1992)
Einar Hareide             1955-1967 (+1983)
Lars Korvald              1967-1975 (+2006) 
Kåre Kristiansen          1975-1977 (+2005)
Lars Korvald              1977-1979 (+2006) 
Kåre Kristiansen          1979-1983 (+2005)
Kjell Magne Bondevik      1983-1995         
Valgerd Svarstad Haugland 1995-2004         
Dagfinn Høybråten         2004-2011
Knut Arild Hareide        2011-             

The KrF was founded in 1933. (List courtesy of Rolf-Erik Sundstrøm)
Leaders of Sp
Nils Trædal               1938-1948 (+1948)
Einar Frogner             1948-1954 (+1954)
Per Borten                1955-1967 (+2005) 
John Austrheim            1967-1973 (+1995)
Dagfinn Vårvik            1973-1977 
Gunnar Stålsett           1977-1979
Johan Jakob Jakobsen      1979-1991         
Anne Enger Lahnstein      1991-1999         
Odd Roger Enoksen         1999-2003         
Åslaug Marie Haga         2003-2008         
Lars Peder Brekk          2008              (interim)
Liv Signe Navarsete       2008-2014
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum    2014-

The Sp was first founded in 1920 as the Farmers Party (Bp) and in 1959 took its current name. (List courtesy of Ben Schemmel)
Leaders of SF and SV
Leaders of SF
Knut Løfsnes              1961-1969 (+1996)
Torolv Solheim            1969-1971 (+1995)
Finn Gustavsen            1971-1975 (+2005)
Stein Ørnhøi              1975

Leaders of SV
Berit Ås                  1975-1976
Berge Furre               1976-1983 
Theo Koritzinsky          1983-1987
Erik Solheim              1987-1997 
Kristin Halvorsen         1997-2012
Audun Lysbakken           2012-     

The Socialist Left Party (SV) was founded on 16 Mar 1975 from the previous Socialist Electoral League (1973-1975), an electoral coalition made by the Communist Party of Norway (NKP), the Socialist People's Party (SF, founded 1961), the Democratic Socialists (AIK) and various independent socialists. The late SF is considered the direct predecessor of current SV (List courtesy of Rolf-Erik Sundstrøm)
Leaders of Venstre
Jacob Worm-Muller         1945-1952 (+1963)
Bent Røiseland            1952-1964 (+1981)
Gunnar Garbo              1964-1970
Helge Seip                1970-1972 (+2004) 
Helge Rognlien            1972-1974 (+2001)
Eva Kolstad               1974-1976 (+1999)
Hans Hammond Rossbach     1976-1982 (+2012)
Odd Einar Dørum           1982-1986         
Arne Fjørtoft             1986-1990
Håvard Alstadheim         1990-1992 (+1998)
Randi Storset Pierre      1992              (acting)
Odd Einar Dørum           1992-1996         
Lars Sponheim             1996-2010
Trine Skei Grande         2010-             

Venstre was founded in 1884. (List courtesy of Rolf-Erik Sundstrøm)

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