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President of Iceland


Olafur Ragnar GrimssonOlafur 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. He is the current and fifth President of Iceland. He studied economics and political science at the University of Manchester, he also obtained a PhD in political science. He began his career has a university lecturer and eventually became a professor. He started in politics in 1978 as a member of the Althing (Parliament), in 1988 he was named minister of finance. He was first elected to the presidency in 1996, he was re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008.



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

Updated on: December 21, 2011

 

 

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

Biography:


Johanna Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1942. She is the current Prime Minister of Iceland. She began her career as a flight attendant, following this she became involved in trade unions. She was first elected to the Althing in 1979, following this she held several high profiles posts including Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security. She 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 21, 2011