Norway's conservative PM presents new govt, no EU minister
Jan. 17, 2018
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has presented her new center-right, three-party government with no major changes but without a European affairs minister.
Solberg presented her team Wednesday after talks during which that portfolio was sacrificed.
Solberg — the prime minister of non-European Union member Norway since 2013 — said Sunday talks lasting two weeks had yielded a new government that now included the small centrist Liberal Party on top of Solberg's Conservatives and the anti-migrant Progress Party.
Yet even with the Liberals' eight additional seats, the Cabinet only controls 80 of the Storting's 169 seats.
Under Solberg's lead, the Conservatives scored a narrow victory in September's parliamentary election.