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Norway’s Weakened PM Makes Top Lieutenant Finance Minister

  • Conservatives reclaim finance, oil ministries with Sanner, Bru
  • PM Solberg reshuffles cabinet after losing her majority
Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg named one of her top lieutenants to the key position of finance minister as her new minority government prepares to navigate a hostile parliament.

Conservative Solbergreshuffled her cabinet on Friday after the populist Progress Party decided earlier this week to leave the government, robbing the coalition of its majority. Now forced to seek compromises out in the open, one challenge facing Solberg will be to keep a check on oil-money spending, which already reached records under her watch.