Politics of Norway

The politics of Norway take place in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic constitutional monarchy. Executive power is exercised by the Council of State, the cabinet, led by the prime minister of Norway. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the legislature, the Storting, elected within a multi-party system. The judiciary is independent of the executive branch and the legislature.

Politics of Norway

Norges politiske system (Norwegian Bokmål)
Polity typeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
ConstitutionConstitution of Norway
Legislative branch
NameStorting
TypeUnicameral
Meeting placeStorting building
Presiding officerMasud Gharahkhani, President of the Storting
Executive branch
Head of State
TitleMonarch
CurrentlyHarald V
AppointerHereditary
Head of Government
TitlePrime Minister
CurrentlyJonas Gahr Støre
AppointerMonarch
Cabinet
NameCouncil of State
Current cabinetStøre's Cabinet
LeaderPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
HeadquartersGovernment Quarter
Ministries17
Judicial branch
NameJudiciary of Norway
Supreme Court
Chief judgeToril Marie Øie

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Norway a "full democracy" in 2019.[1] Reporters Without Borders ranked Norway 1st in the world in the 2019 Press Freedom Index.[2] Freedom House's 2020 Freedom in the World report classified Norway as "free," scoring maximum points in the categories of "political rights" and "civil liberties".[3]


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