Norwegian environment minister appointed

Conservative Børge Brende named by incoming prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik

Six weeks after parliamentary elections, Norway has finally managed to form a new government: a centre-right coalition, headed by Kjell Magne Bondevik, has now replaced the short-lived minority Labour administration of Jens Stoltenberg.

This will be the second stint as prime minister for Mr Bondevik, a Christian Democrat, whose previous term ended abruptly last year when his government became the first in the world to collapse over issues related to global warming (EED 09/03/00). Those issues remain, in the form of controversial plans to build several gas-fired power stations.

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