After the party’s leader Jens Stoltenberg has been appointed as the new NATO leader in March, Jonas Gahr Støre was named as the favorite candidate as the successor of Stoltenberg. Helga Pedersen’s role as deputy was also the subject of speculation in the media.
Now the nomination committe decides on Støre.
It was already known that all county branches of the Labour Party nominated Støre to the post of party leader.
Talking to Klassekampen, Støre believes Labor Party must look be inspired with its own history own story.
– We tend to talk about politics as a series of isolated individual cases. We have been too little concerned to talk about where we come from, where we want to go and what the future will demand. We must do more. It makes politics inspiring and meaningful, and I’m looking forward to it, says he.
Jonas Gahr Støre (born 25 August 1960) has been representing the Labour Party and since October 2013 First deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs in the Parliament of Norway.
Støre studied political science at Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris from 1981 to 1985. He worked for Gro Harlem Brundtland as adviser and later director general at the Prime Minister’s Office from 1989 to 1997. He was Executive director at the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2000 and Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross from 2003 to 2005.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Stoltenberg’s Second Cabinet from 17 October 2005 to 21 September 2012 when he took over the position of Minister of Health and Care Services, a position he held to the cabinet resigned in October 2013 following a loss for the Red-Green coalition in the 2013 parliamentary election.