Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg submits resignation

Oslo, October 12 (BNA) After her defeat in the parliamentary elections a month ago, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg submitted the resignation of her government as expected.

The conservative politician submitted the relevant request to King Harald V on Tuesday, paving the way for new Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoer and his cabinet.

Solberg said at a press conference in Oslo this afternoon that the king accepted the request and asked her to continue as acting prime minister until the formation of the new government.

Scheduled change of government on Thursday. She added that her Hoyer party would then engage in realistic and constructive opposition actions.

Harald has now formally given Stoer the task of forming a government.

Store, whose Labor party became the strongest in the September 13 elections, reached an agreement with the Center Party last weekend to form a minority government.

The new government is due to present its plans on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a presentation to the cabinet on Thursday.

Solberg served as Norwegian Prime Minister for eight years.

Store was previously a long-term foreign minister under former Prime Minister and current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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