Emil Stang's Second Government

2. May 1893–14. October 1895

Conservative Party (H)

Emil Stang’s Second Government was appointed by King Oscar II in a session of the Council of State on 2 May 1893, effective as of 3 p.m. the same day. It succeded Johannes Steen’s First Government, which had handed in its resignation due to King Oscar II's continued refusal to sanction the bill on a separate Norwegian consular service.

On 31 January 1895, Emil Stang’s Second Government handed in its resignation, due to disagreement in matters concerning the union between Sweden and Norway. In a session of the Council of State on 27 February 1895, King Oscar II asked the Government to withdraw its resignation. The Government refused to do so.

In a session of the Council of State on 14 October 1895, permission to leave was granted by King Oscar II, effective as of 14 October 1895 at 10.30 a.m., after the Government had lost a vote in the Storting on the handling of foreign affairs in the Swedish-Norwegian union. Prime Minister Gram and Ministers Hagerup, Nilsen and Olssøn withdrew their resignations. At the same time, Francis Hagerup’s First Government was appointed, effective as of the same point of time.

More about Norway’s Council of State during the Union with Sweden.

Secretary to the Council of State in this period:

In Kristiania
State Secretary Halfdan Lehmann

In Stockholm
Director General Hans Schlytter

About the Government

Prime Minister:
Emil Stang (H)
Parliamentary basis:
One-party government
Appointment reason:
Change after government crisis
Resignation reason:
Change after government crisis
Parties in the Government:
Høyre (H)