Lyng's Cabinet

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The Lyng Cabinet governed Norway between 28 August 1963 and 25 September 1963. It was the first in 28 years not to be led by the Norwegian Labour Party. It was a centre-right coalition government of the Conservative Party, Centre Party, Christian Democratic Party and Liberal Party led by John Lyng of the Conservative Party. It had fifteen members, of which five were from the Conservative Party, four were from the Centre Party, three were from the Christian Democratic Party and three were from the Liberal Party. Karen Grønn-Hagen was the cabinet's only female member.

Lyng's Cabinet
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Cabinet of Norway
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Prime Minister Lyng (first row, to the far right) in the Storting five days before his cabinet fell.
Date formed28 August 1963
Date dissolved25 September 1963
People and organisations
Head of stateOlav V of Norway
Head of governmentJohn Lyng
No. of ministers15
Member partyConservative Party
Liberal Party
Christian Democratic Party
Centre Party
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
History
PredecessorGerhardsen's Third Cabinet
SuccessorGerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet

After the Socialist People's Party joined a no-confidence vote against Einar Gerhardsen's government, Lyng realised that between them, the non-Labour parties were only one seat short of a majority in the Storting. He quickly got the non-Labour parties to form a coalition government, which took office on 28 August after the SF abstained. The SF, however, threw its support back to Gerhardsen a month later, allowing Labour to return to power. Nonetheless, the brief Lyng government proved that the non-Labour parties were capable of governing after three decades of Labour rule.

Cabinet membersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister John Lyng28 August 196325 September 1963Conservative
Minister of Foreign Affairs Erling Wikborg28 August 196325 September 1963Christian Democratic
Minister of Defence Håkon Kyllingmark28 August 196325 September 1963Conservative
Minister of Industry Kaare Meland28 August 196325 September 1963Conservative
Minister of Finance and Customs Dagfinn Vårvik28 August 196325 September 1963Centre
Minister of Pay and Prices Ole Myrvoll28 August 196325 September 1963Liberal
Minister of Local Government and Labour Bjarne Lyngstad28 August 196325 September 1963Liberal
Minister of Social Affairs Kjell Bondevik28 August 196325 September 1963Christian Democratic
Minister of Transport and Communications Lars Leiro28 August 196325 September 1963Centre
Minister of Trade and Shipping Kåre Willoch28 August 196325 September 1963Conservative
Minister of Fisheries Onar Onarheim28 August 196325 September 1963Conservative
Minister of Agriculture Hans Borgen28 August 196325 September 1963Centre
Minister of Justice and the Police Petter Mørch Koren28 August 196325 September 1963Christian Democratic
Minister of Family and Consumer Affairs Karen Grønn-Hagen28 August 196325 September 1963Centre
Minister of Education and Church Affairs Olaf Kortner28 August 196325 September 1963Liberal

State SecretariesEdit

Ministry State Secretary Period[a] Party
Office of the Prime Minister Ivar Johansen Conservative
Paul Thyness Conservative
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tomas Torsvik Christian Democratic
Ministry of Defence Arne Gunnar Lund Conservative
Ministry of Industry Torkild Wilhelm Schøyen Conservative
Ministry of Social Affairs Odd Steinar Holøs Christian Democratic
Ministry of Transport and Communications Bjørn Unneberg Centre
Ministry of Agriculture Teddy Dyring Centre
Ministry of Church Affairs and Education Magne Lerheim Liberal

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Unless otherwise noted, the period was 28 August - 25 September 1963.