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Liv Signe Navarsete

Liv Signe Navarsete
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
In office
20 October 2009 – 16 October 2013
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Succeeded by Jan Tore Sanner
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
17 October 2005 – 20 October 2009
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Torild Skogsholm
Succeeded by Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
for Sogn og Fjordane
In office
2005 – 2013
Personal details
Born (1958-10-23) 23 October 1958
Sogndal, Norway
Nationality Norway
Political party Centre Party
Residence Lærdal, Norway
Alma mater Sogn og Fjordane University College
Religion Christianity[1]

Liv Signe Hundere Navarsete (born 23 October 1958 in Sogndal) was the Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development from 2009 to 2013 and has been leader of the Center Party since 2008. She first took office in 2005, serving in Stoltenberg's Second Cabinet. On February 11th she announced that she would retire as the leader of the party in April 2014. [2] Norwegian media is reporting that Trygve Slagsvold Vedum is the most probable candidate to take over the party.[3]

She was also political advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Affairs (social affairs) from 1999 to 2000. Navarsete was appointed as leader of the Center Party in September 2008, having up until then been the deputy leader.[4]


Liv Signe Navarsete has gotten several headlines during her years of office due to her temper. The first time was in April 2011 when she yelled at a woman after being accused for betraying the districts of Norway.[5] In September 2012 she yelled at the leader of her own party's youth organization, Sandra Borch, allegedly because Borch had expressed her support for Ola Borten Moe, the deputy of the Center Party.[6]


  1. ^ "Sørget for straff for religionskritikk" (in Norwegian).   (Norwegian)
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  4. ^ Solholm, Rolleiv (13 September 2008). "Navarsete new leader of the Agrarian Party". The Norway Post. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
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Political offices
Preceded by
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
Succeeded by
Jan Tore Sanner
Preceded by
Torild Skogsholm
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lars Peder Brekk
Leader of the Centre Party
Succeeded by
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum
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