|Minister of Local Government and Modernisation of Norway |
Kommunal- og moderniseringsministeren
|Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation|
|Member of||Council of State|
|Appointer|| Monarch |
with approval of Parliament
|Term length||No fixed length|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Norway|
|Formation||20 December 1948|
|First holder||Ulrik Olsen|
|Deputy||State secretaries at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation|
The Minister of Local Government and Modernisation (Norwegian : Kommunal- og moderniseringsministeren) is a Councillor of State and Chief of the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Since 16 October 2013 the position has been held by Jan Tore Sanner of the Conservative Party. The ministry is responsible for local administration, including municipalities and county municipalities, rural and regional policy, information technology, elections and government administration, including management of state real estate and government employment. Major subordinate agencies include the Government Administration Services, Statsbygg, the Competition Authority, the National Office of Building Technology and Administration, the State Housing Bank and the Data Protection Authority.
Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties, and some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are hardly mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them. While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.
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The position was created in 1948 as a successor of the Minister of Labour, originally named the Minister of Local Government and Labour. The title changed to the Minister of Local Government. Labour issues were moved to the Minister of Government Administration and Labour in 1997 and the title was changed to the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development. This lasted until 2013, when the position took over part of the portfolio of the Minister of Public Administration and took the current name.
The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.
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|Photo||Name||Party||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Cabinet||Ref|
|—||Ulrik Olsen||Labour||20 December 1948||1 September 1958||9 years, 264 days|| Gerhardsen II |
|—||Andreas Zeier Cappelen||Labour||1 September 1958||4 February 1963||4 years, 157 days||Gerhardsen III|
|—||Oskar Skogly||Labour||4 February 1963||28 August 1963||0 years, 206 days||Gerhardsen III|
|—||Bjarne Lyngstad||Liberal||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||0 years, 28 days||Lyng|
|—||Jens Haugland||Labour||25 September 1963||12 October 1965||1 year, 18 days||Gerhardsen IV|
|Helge Seip||Liberal||12 October 1965||29 August 1970||4 years, 322 days||Borten|
|—||Helge Rognlien||Liberal||29 August 1970||17 March 1971||0 years, 201 days||Borten|
|Odvar Nordli||Labour||17 March 1971||18 August 1972||1 year, 155 days||Bratteli I|
|—||Johan Skipnes||Christian Democratic||18 August 1972||16 October 1973||1 year, 60 days||Korvald|
|—||Leif Jørgen Aune||Labour||16 October 1973||11 January 1978||4 years, 88 days|| Bratteli II |
|—||Arne Nilsen||Labour||11 January 1978||8 October 1979||1 year, 271 days||Nordli|
|—||Inger Louise Valle||Labour||8 October 1979||3 October 1980||0 years, 361 days||Nordli|
|—||Harriet Andreassen||Labour||3 October 1980||14 October 1981||1 years, 11 days|| Nordli |
|—||Arne Rettedal||Conservative||14 October 1981||9 May 1986||4 years, 219 days|| Willoch I |
|Leif Haraldseth||Labour||9 May 1986||20 February 1987||0 years, 288 days||Brundtland II|
|William Engseth||Labour||20 February 1987||13 June 1988||1 year, 114 days||Brundtland II|
|—||Kjell Borgen||Labour||13 June 1988||16 October 1989||1 year, 126 days||Brundtland II|
|—||Johan J. Jakobsen||Centre||16 October 1989||3 November 1990||1 year, 19 days||Syse|
|—||Kjell Borgen||Labour||3 November 1990||2 September 1992||1 year, 305 days||Brundtland III|
|Gunnar Berge||Labour||2 September 1992||25 October 1996||4 years, 54 days||Brundtland III|
|Kjell Opseth||Labour||25 October 1996||17 October 1997||0 years, 358 days||Jagland|
|Ragnhild Queseth Haarstad||Centre||17 October 1997||16 March 1999||1 year, 150 days||Bondevik I|
|Odd Roger Enoksen||Centre||16 March 1999||21 March 2000||1 year, 7 days||Bondevik I|
|Sylvia Brustad||Labour||21 March 2000||19 October 2001||1 year, 213 days||Stoltenberg I|
|Erna Solberg||Conservative||19 October 2001||17 October 2005||3 years, 364 days||Bondevik II|
|Åslaug Haga||Centre||17 October 2005||21 September 2007||1 years, 340 days||Stoltenberg II|
|Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa||Centre||21 September 2007||20 October 2009||2 years, 30 days||Stoltenberg II|
|Liv Signe Navarsete||Centre||20 October 2009||16 October 2013||3 years, 361 days||Stoltenberg II|
|Jan Tore Sanner||Conservative||16 October 2013||17 January 2018||Solberg|
|Monica Mæland||Conservative||17 January 2018||present||year, 84 days1||Solberg|
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