In the weekly Council of State at the Royal Palace on Friday, the Crown Prince Regent appointed Toril Marie Øie Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. She will take up the post on 1 March, succeeding Tore Schei, who turned seventy on Friday.
Toril M. Øie will be the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, meaning that women will now have presided over all three estates. Gro Harlem Brundtland became the first female Prime Minister, while Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl became the first female Speaker of Parliament in 1993.
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