March 20, 2018 / 7:11 AM / a month ago

Norway's justice minister resigns to prevent government crisis

OSLO, March 20 (Reuters) - Norwegian Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug, who faced a no-confidence vote in parliament, said on Tuesday she will resign from the cabinet, likely preventing a collapse of the centre-right minority government.

She announced the resignation in a posting on Facebook.

Listhaug rocked Norway’s traditionally consensual politics on March 9 by accusing the opposition Labour Party - target of the country’s worst peacetime massacre - of putting terrorists’ rights before national security. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik, editing by Ole Petter Skonnord)

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