Olav Gunnar Ballo (born October 22, 1956 in Alta) is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party (SV). He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Finnmark in 1997.

He studied medicine at University of Würzburg, and has been a doctor. He represented SV in Alta municipality council from 1991-1997.

Parliamentary Presidium duties Edit

  • 2005 – 2009 Vice President of the Odelsting.
  • 1997 – 2001 Vice Secretary of the Odelsting.

Parliamentary Committee duties Edit

Personal lifeEdit

Ballo lost his daughter in 2008. His daughter committed suicide on March 28, 2008. This happened some hours after she had taken a Scientology personality test. The news entered the front page of Norway's biggest newspapers, such as VG and Dagbladet.[1]

Ballo divorced his first wife of 15 years in 1998. In 1999 he met, and later married, Heidi Sørensen, a politician for the Socialist Left Party (SV).[2]



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