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Fishy business: Listhaug quits as justice minister, replaced by fisheries minister with lots of recent Svalbard experience


Svalbard controversial and short-lived new boss is gone. Meet the next controversial new boss – who may also be short-lived.

A potential collapse of Norway’s government was avoided Tuesday when Minister of Justice and Public Security Sylvi Listhaug resigned shortly before she faced a no-confidence vote in Parliament. The crisis was sparked when Listhaug, a member of the anti-immigration Progress Party, accused members of the opposition Labor Party of putting “terrorists’ rights” before national security.