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The functions of the King are mainly ceremonial, but he has influence as the symbol of unity. The Council of Ministers consists of a prime minister -- chosen by the political parties represented in the Storting -- and other ministers. The 165 members of the Storting are elected from 18 fylker (counties) for 4-year terms according to a complicated system of proportional representation. After elections, the Storting divides into two chambers, theOdelsting and the Lagting, which meet separately or jointly depending on the legislative issue under consideration.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
King Harald V,
Prime Minister Bondevik, Kjell Magne
Min. of Agriculture Sponheim, Lars
Min. of Children & Family Affairs Davoy, Laila
Min. of Culture & Church Affairs Haugland, Valgerd Svarstad
Min. of Defense Krohn Devold, Kristin
Min. of Education & Research Clemet, Kristin
Min. of the Environment Brende, Borge
Min. of Finance Foss, Per-Kristian
Min. of Fisheries and Nordic Cooperation Ludvigsen, Svein
Min. of Foreign Affairs Petersen, Jan
Min. of Health Hoybraten, Dagfinn
Min. of International Development Frafjord Johnson, Hilde
Min. of Justice & Police Dorum, Odd Einar
Min. of Labor & Govt. Admin. Norman, Victor Danielsen
Min. of Local Govt. & Regional Development Solberg, Erna
Min. of Petroleum & Energy Steensnaes, Einar
Min. of Social Affairs Schou, Ingjerd
Min. of Trade & Industry Gabrielsen, Ansgar
Min. of Transport & Communications Skogsholm, Torild
Governor, Bank of Norway Gjedrem, Svein
Ambassador to the US Vollebaek, Knut
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Kolby, Ole Peter