The coalition party leaders had a meeting to negotiate the formation of the new government.
– There is a different situation than the one in 2005. The formal difference is that there is a new government policy, even if it is the same government, “Stoltenberg said at the press conference.
Change of ministerial posts
It is expected that several ministerial posts will be changed. According to daily Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet,
Inga Marte Thorkildsen from Socialist Left Party (SV) will be assigned as the environment minister, while her party colleague, Audun Lysbakken, will be Children and Equality Minister. Libe Rieber-Mohn, from the ruling Arbeide Party(AP), becomes the minister in the new immigration department.
Stoltenberg had said that there will be cabinet changes until at least after the budget is presented.