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Anniken Huitfeldt new minister

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

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In today’s session of the Council of State the Crown Prince Regent has appointed Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt (38), Member of Storting, Jessheim, as Minister of Children and Equality as of today at 12.30 pm.

In today’s session of the Council of State the Crown Prince Regent has appointed Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt (38), Member of Storting, Jessheim, as Minister of Children and Equality as of today at 12.30 pm. From the same point of time Minister of Culture and Church Affairs Trond Giske has been freed from his responsibility as acting chief of the Ministry of Children and Equality (BLD).

Barne- og likestillingsminister Anniken Huitfeldt og statsminister Jens Stoltenberg på Slottsplassen. Foto: SMK

 

Minister of Children Equality Anniken Huitfeldt and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: SMK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anniken Huitfeldt is Labour Party Member of the Storting for the County of Akershus since 2005, and was deputy member for the periods 2001-2005 and 1993-1997. She was research officer at at the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research 2000-2005. Huitfeldt was leader of the Labour Party Youth League 1996-2000, and became Cand. Philol. at the University of Oslo in 1996, majoring in history and with political science and geography as other subjects. She studied at the London School of Economics 1992-1993.

Mr. Kjell Erik Øie has today been reappointed as state secretary to Ms. Huitfeldt, while Ms. Lotte Grepp Knutsen from 14 March has been appointed political advisor to Ms. Huitfeldt.

The Government represents the Labour Party (Lab.), the Socialist Left Party (Soc.) and the Centre Party (Cent.). The government list now is as follows:

Prime Minister:
Mr. Jens Stoltenberg (Lab.)

Minister of Finance:
Ms. Kristin Halvorsen (Soc.)

Minister of Petroleum and Energy:
Ms. Åslaug Marie Haga (Cent.)

Minister of Foreign Affairs:
Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre (Lab.)

Minister of Research- and Higher Education:
Ms. Tora Aasland (Soc.)

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development:
Ms. Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa (Cent.)

Minister of Defence:
Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Lab.)

Minister of the Environment and International Development:
Mr. Erik Solheim (Soc.)

Minister of Trade and Industry:
Mr. Dag Terje Andersen (Lab.)

Minister of Transport and Communications:
Ms. Liv Signe Navarsete (Cent.)

Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion:
Mr. Bjarne Håkon Hanssen (Lab.)

Minister of Justice and the Police:
Mr. Knut Storberget (Lab.)

Minister of Culture and Church Affairs:
Mr. Trond Giske (Lab.)

Minister of Health and Care Services:
Ms. Sylvia Kristin Brustad (Lab.)

Minister of Government Administration and Reform:
Ms. Heidi Grande Røys (Soc.)

Minister of Agriculture and Food:
Mr. Terje Riis-Johansen (Cent.)

Minister of Children and Equality:
Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt

Minister of Education:
Mr. Bård Vegar Solhjell (Soc.)

Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs:
Ms. Helga Pedersen (Lab.)