The government delegation


May 17, 2022

The government delegation was a group of five ministers who acted on behalf of Johan Nygaardsvold's government from 14 May 1945. By Royal Decree of 8 May 1945, the following government delegation was appointed, acting as Agent on behalf of the Government following the liberation: Oscar Torp, (Labor Party), Minister of State. Chairman of the delegation and acting head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and the Norwegian Information Service Terje Wold, (Labor Party), Minister of State. Acting head of the Ministry of Church and Education and the Ministry of Justice Sverre Støstad, (Labor Party), Minister of State. Acting head of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Supply Sven Nielsen, (Right), Minister of State. Acting Head of the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Shipping Paul Hartmann, (Home Front), Minister. Acting Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance On 25 May 1945, Crown Prince Olav was authorized to lead the government in accordance with Article 41 of the Constitution, until King Haakon returned to Norway. On 12 May 1945, Ministers Støstad and Hartmann arrived in Oslo as the first members of the delegation. On 14 May, the Government Delegation was established with the Crown Prince as interim regent. On May 31, the rest of the government arrived, and on June 7, King Haakon VII returned and took over the regency.



Johan Nygaardsvold (1947). Prime Minister Johan Nygaardsvold's report on the activities of the Norwegian government from 9 April 1940 to 25 June 1945. Oslo: Aschehoug. [published by the Storting]