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Prime Minister of Norway
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Coat of arms of Norway
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Incumbent
Erna Solberg

since 16 October 2013
Style Her Excellency (informal)
Residence Inkognitogata 18
Seat Oslo, Norway
Appointer The Monarch
Term length No term limits
General elections are held every four years. The Prime Minister is by convention the leader of the party with majority support in Parliament.
Inaugural holder Frederik Stang (generally regarded as the first incumbent)
Formation 1873
Website Government Official Homepage

The Prime Minister of Norway (Norwegian: statsminister, literally the "minister of the state") is the head of government of Norway and the most powerful person in Norwegian politics.

The Prime Minister and Cabinet is almost always the leader of the majority party in the Storting, or the leader of the senior partner in the governing coalition.

Norway has a Constitution, which was adopted on 17 May 1814. The position of Prime Minister is the result of legislation.

The current Prime Minister of Norway is Erna Solberg, of the Conservative Party since October 2013.

Living former Prime Ministers

As of 2018 five former Prime Ministers are alive:


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