Gunnar Knudsen's First Government

19. March 1908–2. February 1910

Liberal Party (V)

Gunnar Knudsen’s First Government was appointed by King Haakon VII in a session of the Council of State on 18 March 1908, effective as of 19 March 1908 at 10.30 a.m. It succeded Jørgen Løvland’s Government, which had received a vote of no confidence in the Storting.

In a session of the Council of State on 27 January 1910, Gunnar Knudsen's First Government handed in its resignation, as general elections 2 October-20 November 1909 had not rendered sufficient support for the Government in the Storting. Permission to leave was granted by King Haakon VII in a session of the Council of State on 1 February 1910, effective as of 2 February 1910 at 11 a.m. At the same time, Wollert Konow's (S.B.) Government was appointed, effective as of the same point of time.

Secretary to the Council of State in this period:
State Secretary Nils Otto Hesselberg

About the Government

Prime Minister:
Gunnar (Aanon Gunerius) Knudsen (V)
Parliamentary basis:
One-party government
Appointment reason:
Change after government crisis
Resignation reason:
Change after general elections
Parties in the Government:
Venstre (V)