Norway's new government takes power after fatal shooting

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Norway's new government takes power after fatal shooting

For the incoming Prime Minister and Labour Leader Jonas Gahr Stoere and Centre Party Leader Trygve Slagsvold Vedum are pictured at a presentation of the government's policy in Hurdal, Norway October 13, 2021. OSLO, Oct 14 Reuters - Norway's new centre left government took over power on Thursday after winning elections last month, though the ceremony was overshadowed by a deadly bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg.

A 37-year-old Denmark citizen is suspected of killing five people in a rare incident of mass killing in Norway, police said. What we've learnt from Kongsberg bears witness of a brutal and gruesome act, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in an interview with the NTB news agency.

A minority coalition of the rural Labour Party and the leftwing Center Party came to power after defeating the ruling Conservative-led government in the vote for parliament.

The new government is going to continue to explore with oil and gas in the next four years while presenting its policy plans on Wednesday.

Minister of petroleum and energy Marte Mjoes Persen has been appointed by Stoere as Minister for Petroleum and Energy.

Mjoes Persen, until recently the mayor of Norway's second city, Bergen, will therefore be responsible for the energy policy for Western Europe's top oil and gas exporting nation.

Centre leader Jonas Gahr Stoere will be Finance Minister in the Government, which is led by Prime Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum.

Two survivors of the 2011 mass shooting on Utoeya Island will to spend for the first time at the Ministry of Civil Affairs - Tonje Brenna, who will be teacher minister, and Jan Christian Vestre, the new industrial minister.

I have two ministers who went to Utoeya, Harald told reporters on Thursday before he would meet King Stoere to present his cabinet.

For us the sound and expression of a new generation is an inspiration. When these great politicians have this background, this shows that we have come a long way and I am very proud of that.