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    Norway Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/norway/norway_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Kingdom of Norway
      conventional short form: Norway
      local long form: Kongeriket Norge
      local short form: Norge

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy

      Capital:
      Oslo

      Administrative divisions:
      19 counties (fylker, singular - fylke); Akershus, Aust-Agder, Buskerud, Finnmark, Hedmark, Hordaland, More og Romsdal, Nordland, Nord-Trondelag, Oppland, Oslo, Ostfold, Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Sor-Trondelag, Telemark, Troms, Vest-Agder, Vestfold

      Dependent areas:
      Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Svalbard

      Independence:
      7 June 1905 (Norway declared the union with Sweden dissolved); 26 October 1905 (Sweden agreed to the repeal of the union)

      National holiday:
      Constitution Day, 17 May (1814)

      Constitution:
      17 May 1814; amended many times

      Legal system:
      mixture of customary law, civil law system, and common law traditions; Supreme Court renders advisory opinions to legislature when asked; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: King HARALD V (since 17 January 1991); Heir Apparent Crown Prince HAAKON MAGNUS, son of the monarch (born 20 July 1973)
      head of government: Prime Minister Jens STOLTENBERG (since 17 October 2005)
      cabinet: State Council appointed by the monarch with the approval of parliament
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; following parliamentary elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the monarch with the approval of the parliament

      Legislative branch:
      modified unicameral Parliament or Storting (169 seats; members are elected by popular vote by proportional representation to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 12 September 2005 (next to be held September 2009)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Labor Party 32.7%, Progress Party 22.1%, Conservative Party 14.1%, Socialist Left Party 8.8%, Christian People's Party 6.8%, Center Party 6.5%, Liberal Party 5.9%, Red Electoral Alliance 1.2%, other 1.9%; seats by party - Labor Party 61, Progress Party 38, Conservative Party 23, Socialist Left Party 15, Christian People's Party 11, Center Party 11, Liberal Party 10
      note: for certain purposes, the parliament divides itself into two chambers and elects one-fourth of its membership to an upper house or Lagting

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Hoyesterett (justices appointed by the monarch)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Center Party [Aslaug Marie HAGA]; Christian People's Party [Dagfinn HOYBRATEN]; Coastal Party [Roy WAAGE]; Conservative Party [Erna SOLBERG]; Labor Party [Jens STOLTENBERG]; Liberal Party [Lars SPONHEIM]; Progress Party [Carl I. HAGEN]; Red Electoral Alliance [Torstein DAHLE]; Socialist Left Party [Kristin HALVORSEN]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      AfDB, Arctic Council, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS, CBSS, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, EFTA, ESA, FAO, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITU, MIGA, NAM (guest), NATO, NC, NEA, NIB, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMEE, UNMIS, UNTSO, UPU, WCO, WEU (associate), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Knut VOLLEBAEK
      chancery: 2720 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 333-6000
      FAX: [1] (202) 337-0870
      consulate(s) general: Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ben K. WHITNEY
      embassy: Drammensveien 18, 0244 Oslo; note - the embassy will move to Huseby in the near future
      mailing address: PSC 69, Box 1000, APO AE 09707
      telephone: [47] (22) 44 85 50
      FAX: [47] (22) 44 33 63

      Flag description:
      red with a blue cross outlined in white that extends to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)


      NOTE: The information regarding Norway on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Norway Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Norway Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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