On this historic Thursday, Støre presented the names of the new government.
It was a strong team he presented, when he read out the list of the new ministers.
- Minister of Finance Trygve Magnus Slagsvold Vedum (42), Ilseng (Sp)
- Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Integration Hadia Tajik (38), Oslo (Labor Party)
- Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe (45), Leinstrand (Sp)
- Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs Bjørnar Skjæran (55), Stokkvågen (Labor Party)
- Minister for Development Aid Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim (47), Ytre Enebakk (Sp)
- Minister of Climate and Environmental Protection Espen Barth Eide (57), Oslo (Labor Party)
- Minister for Children and Families Kjersti Toppe (54), Morvik (Sp)
- Minister of Local Government and District Affairs Bjørn Aril Gram (49), Steinkjer (Sp)
- Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård (48), Fredrikstad (Labor Party)
- Minister of Petroleum and Energy Marte Mjøs Persen (46), Nesttun (Labor Party)
- Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen (40), Hamar (Labor Party)
- Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (35), Oslo (Labor Party)
- Minister of Education Tonje Brenna (33), Jessheim (Labor Party)
- Minister of Justice Emilie Enger Mehl (28), Elverum (Sp)
- Minister of Defense Odd Roger Enoksen (67), Dverberg (Sp)
- Minister of Health and Care Services Ingvild Kjerkol (46), Stjørdal (Labor Party)
- Minister for Agriculture and Food Sandra Konstance Nygård Borch (33), Tromsø (Sp)
- Foreign Minister Anniken Scharning Huitfeldt (51), Jessheim (Labor Party)
– Many exciting names
TV2’s commentator, Aslak Eriksrud, believes we now have a job-ready government, with many exciting names.
– Among other things, I am excited about how Jan Christian Vestre will fill the role of Minister of Trade and Industry. It will probably be a different Minister of Trade and Industry than what we have seen before, says Eriksrud.
Jonas Gahr Støre highlighted the background of our new Minister of Education, Tonje Brenna, in his speech.
– As Støre mentioned, Brenna survived the terrorist attack on Utøya. She is a big star in the Labor Party. She is also a colorful politician, but also a politician with long experience and authority that I have high expectations for in the future. And finally, the Labor Party gets the Minister of Education again, something they have not had in 20 years, says Eriksrud.
The new government will have not only one, but two ministers who were on Utøya on 22 July 2011. In addition to Brenna, Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (35) also has a background from Utøya.
In addition, there are also several from the Utøya generation among the new state secretaries.
The youngest of all time
Emilie Enger Mehl (28) will be the youngest Minister of Justice ever.
Mehl has a law degree from the University of Oslo and has worked as a legal assistant. She has been elected to the Storting from Hedemark since 2017.
Jonas Gahr Støre calls Mehl an active politician.
– Those who have seen her in the Storting have seen what lives in this young politician, says Støre who together with Mehl will get an update on the killings in Kongsberg after the presentation.
Eriksrud says that Emilie Enger Mehl is the big star in the Center Party.
– Vedum has big thoughts about Mehl. But she gets a baptism of fire now, with the tragedy that just happened on Kongsberg, says Eriksrud.
In light of the events at Kongsberg, a dark backdrop lay over what was to be a day of joy for Støre.
In an interview with TV 2 on Thursday morning, however, he states that he is not thinking about this now.
– That’s life. I was informed by Monica Mæland about this Wednesday night. Until 10 o’clock, it is the current government that handles the situation, and we are ready to take over completely seamlessly after 10 o’clock, says Støre.
Already at 09.30 Jonas Gahr Støre was in place at the castle and handed over the list of his ministers to His Majesty the King.
It was today’s first meeting with the king for the incoming prime minister, but not the most important.
While Støre read out the hubs, Erna Solberg (H) is inside the castle with her government, to be fired in the cabinet.
– Thank you so much for allowing this bouquet to rule Norway for eight years. We deliver a country in good shape to the next government and wish them luck, said Solberg.