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Carl I. Hagen

Personal data
Date of birth6 May 1944(age 72)
Place of birthOslo, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyProgress Party
SpouseNina Aamodt (1970 1975)
Eli Hagen (1983 )
ChildrenTwo
ResidenceOslo, Norway
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionFormer businessman
ReligionChristianity
Chairman of the Progress Party
In office11 February 1978 - 5 October 2006
Succeeded bySiv Jensen
Preceded byArve Lønnum
Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament
In office12 September 2005 - 14 September 2009
Succeeded byØyvind Korsberg
Preceded byInge Lønning
In officeOctober 1974 - 12 September 1977
In office14 September 1981 - 14 September 2009

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Carl Ivar Hagen (born 6 May 1944) is a Norwegian politician and former Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament. He was the chairman of the Progress Party from 1978 until 2006, when Siv Jensen replaced him as chairman of the party. Under his leadership he was the undisputed leader and centre of the party, and in many ways personally controlled its ideology and policies.

Hagen has since been regarded by both political scientists and political colleagues alike as one of the greatest politicians in Norwegian history, for his ability to build a hugely successful party up from scratch and significantly change Norwegian politics. He has sometimes popularly been nicknamed "King Carl," the title of his unauthorized biography. He has been described as the first post-modern politician in Norway.


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