Valgerd Svarstad Haugland

Valgerd Svarstad Haugland (born 23 August 1956) is a Norwegian teacher, politician and civil servant.

Valgerd Svarstad Haugland
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Governor of Oslo and Viken
Assumed office
1 January 2019
MonarchHarald V
Prime MinisterErna Solberg
Jonas Gahr Støre
Preceded byHerself, as county Governor of Akershus and Oslo
Governor of Akershus
In office
5 December 2011 – 31 December 2018
MonarchHarald V
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Erna Solberg
Preceded byHans J. Røsjorde
Succeeded byHerself, as Governor of Oslo and Viken
Minister of Culture
In office
19 October 2001 – 17 October 2005
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded byEllen Horn
Succeeded byTrond Giske
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
In office
24 March 1995 – 23 January 2004
Preceded byKjell Magne Bondevik
Succeeded byDagfinn Høybråten
Minister of Children and Family Affairs
In office
17 October 1997 – 17 March 2000
Prime MinisterKjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded bySylvia Brustad
Succeeded byKarita Bekkemellem
Personal details
Born (1956-08-23) 23 August 1956 (age 65)
Kvam, Hordaland, Norway
Political partyChristian Democratic

She was leader of the Christian Democratic Party in Norway from 1995 to 2004. She was Minister of Children and Family Affairs from 1997 to 2000 and Minister of Culture from 2001 to 2005. Since 2019, she has been County Governor of Oslo and Viken.[1] Prior to that, she served as county Governor of Oslo and Akershus from 2011 to 2018.

As Minister of Culture and Church Affairs she paid special attention to voluntary work.

She withdrew as party leader at an extraordinary annual assembly of the party on 23 January 2004. She was primarily held responsible for the poor results during the last local election, held in September 2003. In the 2005 parliamentary elections she failed to win a seat in parliament.

Until 2010 she was a board member of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Will became County Governor of Viken and Oslo" (in Norwegian). NRK. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  2. ^ Didriksen, Nina; Fenne, Marit (10 June 2010). "William Nygaard ny styreleder i NRK" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 May 2011.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
1995–2004
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Norwegian Minister of Culture and Church Affairs
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by Norwegian Minister of Children and Families
1997–2000
Succeeded by