Norway's Governments 1905 - 1940

Johan Mowinckel's First Government

25. July 1924–5. March 1926

Liberal Party (V)

Johan Mowinckel’s First Government was appointed by King Haakon VII in a session of the Council of State on 25 July 1924, effective as of the same day at 1.30 p.m. It succeded Abraham Berge’s Government, which had lost a vote in the Storting on lifting the ban on alcohol.

In a session of the Council of State on 1 March 1926, Johan Mowinckel’s First Government handed in its resignation, after losing a vote in the Storting on restrictive economic measures. Permission to leave was granted by King Haakon VII in a session of the Council of State on 4 March 1926, effective as of 5 March 1926 at 12 noon. At the same time, Ivar Lykke’s Government was appointed, effective as of the same point of time.

Secretary to the Council of State in this period:
State Secretary Hans Severin Fürst, until 1 October 1925
Acting State Secretary Nicolai Leganger, 1 October 1925-1 January 1926
Secretary to the Council of State Nicolai Leganger, from 1 January 1926

About the Government

Prime Minister:
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel (V)
Parliamentary basis:
Minority government
Appointment reason:
Change after government crisis
Resignation reason:
Change after government crisis
Parties in the Government:
Venstre (V)

Politicians