President of Iceland


President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of IcelandOlafur Ragnar Grimsson

Date of Birth: 14 May 1943
Birth Place: Isafjorour, Iceland
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 1 August 1996
Religion: Lutheran
Profession: Politician, Professor

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Olafur Ragnar Grimsson was born in Isafjorour, Iceland, in 1943. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is the current and fifth President of Iceland. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson studied economics and political science at the University of Manchester, he also obtained a PhD in political science. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson began his career as a university lecturer and eventually became a professor.

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson started in politics in 1978 as a member of the Althing (Parliament), in 1988 he was named minister of finance. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson was first elected to the presidency in 1996, he was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and again in 2012.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93lafur_Ragnar_Gr%C3%ADmsson

Updated on: June 8th, 2015

Prime Minister of Iceland


Prime Minister Sigmundur Davio of IcelandSigmundur Davio

Date of Birth: 12 March 1975
Birth Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Political Party: Progressive Party
Arrival in Power: 23 May 2013
Religion: NA
Profession: Politician

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Sigmundur Davio was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1975. Sigmundur Davio is the current Prime Minister of Iceland.

Sigmundur Davio was first elected to Iceland's Parliament in 2009, in the same year he became the leader of his political party the Progressive Party. In the 2013 Parliamentary elections his party was tied in first place with the most seats and he was asked by the President of Iceland to form the next government.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmundur_Dav%C3%AD%C3%B0_Gunnlaugsson

Updated on: June 8th, 2015

Former Prime Minister of Iceland


Johanna SigurdardottirJohanna Sigurdardottir

Date of Birth: 24 December 1957
Birth Place: Reykjavik, Iceland
Political Party: Social Democratic Alliance
Arrival in Power: 1 February 2009
Religion: NA
Profession: Labor Leader, Flight attendant

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Johanna Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1942. Johanna Sigurdardottir was the Prime Minister of Iceland. Johanna Sigurdardottir began her career as a flight attendant, following this she became involved in trade unions. Johanna Sigurdardottir was first elected to the Althing in 1979, following this she held several high profiles posts including Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security. Johanna Sigurdardottir became prime minister in 2009 following the resignation of the previous government and her ability to form a new coalition.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3hanna_Sigur%C3%B0ard%C3%B3ttir

Updated on: December 14th, 2013