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Norway's Conservative PM Presents New Govt, No EU Minister

  • Associated Press

FILE - Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has presented her new center-right, three-party government with no major changes but without a European affairs minister.

Solberg presented her team Wednesday after talks during which that portfolio was sacrificed.

Solberg - the prime minister of non-European Union member Norway since 2013 - said Sunday talks lasting two weeks had yielded a new government that now included the small centrist Liberal Party on top of Solberg's Conservatives and the anti-migrant Progress Party.

Yet even with the Liberals' eight additional seats, the Cabinet only controls 80 of the Storting's 169 seats.

Under Solberg's lead, the Conservatives scored a narrow victory in September's parliamentary election.

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