Siv Jensen

Norwegian Politician
Born Jun 1, 1969

Siv Jensen is a Norwegian conservative-liberal politician, and the current leader of the Progress Party. She was the Progress Party's candidate for Prime Minister in the 2009 parliamentary election, and will be also the party's candidate for Prime Minister in the 2013 parliamentary election.… Read More

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    Guardian (UK) - Sep 08, 2013
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    Yahoo News - Aug 15, 2013
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Siv Jensen.


1969 Birth Born on June 1, 1969.


1980 11 Years Old Her parents were divorced around 1980, and her father soon moved to Sweden. … Read More
1985 16 Years Old After completing Marienlyst elementary school in 1985, Jensen attended upper secondary school at Oslo Commerce School in Oslo's Frogner district, graduating in 1988.


1992 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Afterwards she enrolled in the Norwegian School of Economics, receiving her degree in business studies in 1992.
1997 28 Years Old Born and raised in Oslo, Jensen graduated with a degree in business studies from the Norwegian School of Economics. She was first elected to parliament in the 1997 parliamentary election, and has later been re-elected for four consecutive terms.


She chaired the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs from 2001 to 2005, and in 2006 succeeded long-time chairman Carl I. Hagen as leader of the Progress Party. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old While many had been speculating about the viability of the party and its future after Hagen resigning, a 2004 survey showed that Jensen enjoyed better general support than him, which was explained by her not being as controversial. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old In 2006, Carl I. Hagen, chairman of the party since 1978 resigned to become vice president of parliament, and Jensen assumed leadership of the Progress Party to no internal opposition.
2007 38 Years Old As leader of the Progress Party, Jensen took the initiative to talks with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg in early 2007, seeking to build a broad centre-right coalition for the 2009 election. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Jensen is a staunch supporter of Israel, and has stated that she is "not afraid to defend Israel's right to defend itself." She visited the Israeli city of Sderot in the summer of 2008 and experienced Hamas bombing first hand, forcing her and her company to run for the air-raid shelter. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2009, Jensen held a speech where she warned about what she called a "sneaking Islamisation" (snikislamisering) of Norway on the background of a public debate about allowing hijab as part of the police uniform, and demands from Muslim groups of Muslim-only education and special food in prisons. … Read More
2010 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In response to an incident in early 2010, where thousands of Muslims demonstrated in Oslo, she changed her claim of a "sneak-Islamisation" of Norway, to instead claim that the debate now was of a full-blown Islamisation. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old In 2011, newspaper Aftenposten wrote that the Progress Party during Jensen's leadership, had experienced their "two best national elections".
For the 2013 parliamentary election she supported prospects of a coalition government headed by the Conservative Party, and led her party into the Solberg Cabinet, the Progress Party's first ever government participation. … Read More
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