The Government

The term "government" is used in everyday language in two senses: One is the Prime Minister and the ministers gathered for meetings as the Council of State, presided over by the King, and the other is the ministers gathered for government conferences, chaired by the Prime Minister. On this page, you will find information on the current government and past governments.

Støre’s Government

Jonas Gahr Støre's Government was appointed by King Harald V on 14 October 2021. The new government represents the Labour Party (Lab.) and the Centre Party (Cent.).

How is Norway governed?

According to the Constitution, which was adopted in 1814, Norway is a monarchy in which the power is divided between three branches: a legislative branch which is also responsible for appropriations, the Storting; an executive branch, the Government; and a judicial branch, the courts.

Norway's Governments since 1814

Here you will find a list of all of Norway's governments and ministers since 1814.