Radical Changes in Norway’s New Cabinet

Photo : Eirik Helland Urke | Hadia Tajik in the opening of Nordiske Mediedager 2013. Hadia Tajik and John Gahr Støre

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Prime Minister {Jens Stoltenberg} has made several changes in the cabinet on Friday before the general election in 2013. A number of ministers from Labor Party have got new tasks with these changes. 

Big Problem to Støre

The biggest surprise was in Health Affairs. Jonas Gahr Støre took the leading of the highly critized and demanding health ministry. He is thus responsible for cleaning up the Ahus scandal and preventing the opposition to gain advantage against the government in health policy until the general election. 

A Corner Stone in Norwegian Political History

Current Minister of Defense Espen Barth-Eide has taken over Støre’s job. Also, one of the leading figures of Labor Party, {Hadia Tajik} has become Norway’s new Minister of Culture. Tajik, who is only 29 years old, has become the first Muslim origin and youngest minister of Norway’s history.

Hadia Tajik (born 18 July 1983) is a Norwegian Member of Parliament from the Labour Party. She is of Pakistani descent. She was born in Strand, Rogaland. She studied human rights at Kingston University in England, and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stavanger University College and studied law at the University of Oslo. 

Tajik is the former political advisor to the Minister of Justice, Knut Storberget, previously she held the same position with the Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and the Minister for Labour and Social Inclusion, Bjarne Håkon Hanssen. On 14 September 2009, Tajik was elected as a MP for the Norwegian Labour Party representing Oslo.

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