Lars Korvald

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Lars Korvald served as Prime Minister from 18 October 1972 to 16 October 1973. Though short-lived, his cabinet served as an important milestone in Norwegian politics, both because it marked the conclusion of the bitter and divisive debate over Norway's membership in the European Economic Community (EEC) and because it was a centrist non-socialist coalition. He was also the first prime minister from the Christian Democratic Party. [10]

Korvald proved to be an effective prime minister in a very difficult and transitional political situation. His cabinet commissioned the negotiations for a trade treaty with the EEC and instituted Norway's first petroleum policy. In addition, the Teachers' Training Law of June 1973 was a move to raise teacher training to university status. [11]

Korvald didn’t seek re-election in 1981 to the Storting after 20 years of service. That same autumn he was appointed County Governor in Østfold. He held in this position until he retired at the age of 70 in 1986. [10]

Personal life

In 1943, he married Ruth Aarny Borgersen (1915–2006). While serving as Prime Minister, Korvald resided in Bærum. He later resided in Moss, but in his later life he moved back to Mjøndalen. [12] [13]

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Lars Korvald
Lars Korvald (4Fo30141709010050).jpg
27th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
18 October 1972 16 October 1973
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Civic offices
Preceded by County Governor of Østfold
Succeeded by