Francis Hagerup's First Government

14. October 1895–17. February 1898

Conservative Party (H), Liberal Party (V) and Moderate Liberal Party (MV)

Francis Hagerup’s First Government was appointed by King Oscar II in a session of the Council of State on 14 October 1895, effective as of the same day at 10.30 a.m. It succedecd Emil Stang’s Second Government, which had lost a vote in the Storting on the handling of foreign affairs in the Swedish-Norwegian union. 

In a session of the Council of State on 12 February 1898, Francis Hagerup’s First Government handed in its resignation, as general elections in late 1897 had not rendered sufficient support for the Government in the Storting. Permission to leave was granted by King Oscar II in a session of the Council of State on 17 February 1898, effective as of 17 February 1898 at 12 noon. At the same time, Johannes Steen’s Second 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:
George Francis Hagerup (H)
Parliamentary basis:
Coalition government
Appointment reason:
Change after government crisis
Resignation reason:
Change after general elections
Parties in the Government:
Høyre (H), Det Moderate Venstre (MODVNSTR) og Venstre (V)