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This is a descriptive article. For a list, see List of heads of government of Norway.
Prime Minister of Norway
Jens Stoltenberg

since 17 October, 2005
Style The Right Honourable
Residence Inkognitogata 18
Appointer Harald V
as sovereign
Term length General Elections are held every four years. The Prime Minister is by convention the leader of the victorious party. No term limits are imposed on the office.
Inaugural holder Frederik Stang (generally regarded as the first incumbent)
Formation 1873
Website Government Official Homepage

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The Prime Minister of Norway (statsminister) is the political leader of Norway and the Head of His Majesty's Government. The Prime Minister and Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Sovereign, to Stortinget (Parliament) (of which they are members), to their political party, and ultimately the electorate.

Norway has a constitution, which was adopted on 17 May 1814.[1] The position of Prime Minister is the result of legislation. Modern Prime Ministers have few statutory powers but, provided they can command the support of their parliamentary party, they can control both the legislature and the executive (the Cabinet) and hence wield considerable de facto powers. As of 2009, the Prime Minister of Norway is Jens Stoltenberg, of the Norwegian Labour Party.




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