Støre: Ten years after Utøya, we can say that democracy won

Jonas Gahr Støre - Hadia TajikPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says he is proud of the breadth of the new government. He acknowledged the two Utøya survivors who have become ministers in his government.

“I have an exciting team in this government. We have an age range from 28 to 67 years, we have the farmer and the business leader, the village and the town, from Bodø/Glimt to Brann and everything in between,” Gahr Støre said when he presented the new Labor-Center Party government at Slottsplassen on Thursday.

He also emphasized that he is proud that there is a majority of women in the new government.

“We also have two skilled ministers in this government who were on Utøya on July 22, 2011,” Støre said, referring to Minister of Education Tonje Brenna and Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre.

“I am proud that they – and many others – continued to be a part of politics. That they use all their energy to contribute to a better society, and that today they take on the heaviest political responsibility one can take in Norway. If you are a minister, then you are the people’s servant, and you take these tasks very seriously. Ten years later, we can say that democracy won,” Støre said.

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