Cabinet of Norway
|Date formed||16 October 1989|
|Date dissolved||3 November 1990|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Olav V of Norway|
|Head of government||Jan Peder Syse|
|Total no. of ministers||19|
|Member party|| Conservative Party |
Christian Democratic Party
|Status in legislature||Centre-right|
|Election(s)||1989 parliamentary election|
|Outgoing election||1989 parliamentary election|
|Predecessor||Brundtland's Second Cabinet|
|Successor||Brundtland's Third Cabinet|
Syse's Cabinet was a minority centre-right Conservative, Centre, Christian Democrat Government of Norway. It succeeded the Labour Second cabinet Brundtland after the 1989 election, and sat between 16 October 1989 and 3 November 1990. It was replaced by the Labour Third cabinet Brundtland after Centre left the coalition due to disagreement over possible Norwegian membership in the European Economic Area. This disagreement was anticipated as the cabinet operated with a suicide paragraph from the beginning.  Syse's cabinet had the following composition: 
|Prime Minister||Jan Peder Syse||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Agriculture||Anne Petrea Vik||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Centre|
|Minister of Church Affairs and Education||Einar Steensnæs||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Christian Democrat|
|Minister of Culture and Research||Eleonore Bjartveit||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Christian Democrat|
|Minister of Defence||Per Ditlev-Simonsen||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of the Environment||Kristin Hille Valla||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Centre|
|Minister of Government Administration and Labour||Kristin Clemet||2 November 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs||Solveig Sollie||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Christian Democrat|
|Minister of Finance||Arne Skauge||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Fisheries||Svein Munkejord||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Kjell Magne Bondevik||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Christian Democrat|
|Minister of Health and Social Affairs||Wenche Frogn Sellæg||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Industry||Petter Thomassen||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of International development||Tom Vraalsen||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Centre|
|Minister of Local Government||Johan Jakob Jakobsen||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Centre|
|Minister of Justice||Else Bugge Fougner||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Petroleum and Energy||Eivind Reiten||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Centre|
|Minister of Trade and Shipping||Kaci Kullmann Five||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Conservative|
|Minister of Transport and Communications||Lars Gunnar Lie||16 October 1989 - 3 November 1990||Christian Democrat|
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Events in the year 1989 in Norway.
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Second cabinet Brundtland
| Norwegian Council of State |
Third cabinet Brundtland