New leadership for the Labour Party 

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Most political analysts believe former government minister Jonas Gahr Støre will become new leader of the Labour Party and the party’s new candidate for prime minister, to succeed Jens Stoltenberg who was appointed new NATO Secretary General.

Stoltenberg will begin his new job on October 1st, and has said he will remain Labour Party leader until a new leader has been chosen. The Labour Party Central Committee is meeting on Monday to begin the work of selecting new leaders for the party.

Some believe that only the new party leader will be appointed at this time, and that a new team of deputy leaders will be chosen at a later date.

Jonas Gahr Støre (54) has been an MP since 2009, and served as state secretary for the prime minister in 2001. From the fall of 2005 till the fall of 2012, he was Norway’s Foreign Minister.

From the fall of 2012 till the Stoltenberg government lost the election in the fall of 2013, Støre served as minister of health.

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