Since 1989, has held a seat in the Storting (Parliament), except during 2001-05 mandate as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development. Since 2004, leader of the Conservative Party. Oct. 2013, appointed Prime Minister of Norway. Re-elected in 2017. Leads a government formed by the Conservative party and the Progressive Party. Co-Chair, first of the Advocacy Group for the Millennium Development Goals, and from 2016 of the Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.