Siri Bjerke

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Siri Bjerke
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Bjerke in 2009
Minister of the Environment
In office
17 March 2000 19 October 2001
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Guro Fjellanger
Succeeded by Børge Brende
Personal details
Born(1958-06-19)19 June 1958
Oslo, Norway
Died11 February 2012(2012-02-11) (aged 53)
Political party Labour Party
Relatives Juul Bjerke (father)
Rune Bjerke (brother)

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Preceded by
Guro Fjellanger
Norwegian Minister of the Environment
Succeeded by
Børge Brende