Two survivors of the Utoya massacre, in the new Norwegian Government

The new Norwegian prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, presented his new government on Thursday, which includes two survivors of the Utøya massacre and an absolute

Two survivors of the Utoya massacre, in the new Norwegian Government

The new Norwegian prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, presented his new government on Thursday, which includes two survivors of the Utøya massacre and an absolute majority of women.

The new coalition assumes the charge while the country is still shocked by the tragedy: Wednesday, a man armed with an arc and arrows killed five people in Kongsberg, a city southeast of Norway, and wounded another two. The police confirms that the suspect, who was arrested, is a 37-year-old Danish who became Islam and from which he was suspected that he had been radicalized.

Of the 19 ministerial portfolios, women will occupy ten, including exteriors, at the forefront of which Anniken Huitfeldt, energy or justice will be. It is not the first time that 53% of the ministries are granted to women in Norway, already happened, on two occasions under the mandate of Jens Stoltenberg, predecessor of Støre between 2005 and 2013, who since then has become head of the NATO

Another peculiarity of the new executive is that he will have two people who were on the island of Utøya when the right extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire against a Labor Juventud rally, killing 69 people on July 22, 2011.

It is Tonje Brenna, 33, named for the Ministry of Education, and Jan Christian Vestre, 35, in charge of Commerce and Industry. "Now that these young talented politicians take over this past, I have the feeling that we have taken an important additional step and I am very proud of him," said Støre.

The new government brings together the Labor and the Centro Party. The attacks on July 22, 2011 left 77 dead, eight other people died in an attack perpetrated by Breivik on the same day and directed against the government's headquarters in Oslo.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 06:34

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