Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson- Prime Minister of Iceland

Prime Minister of Iceland
Prime Minister of Iceland

Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (born April 20, 1962) is a member of the Progressive Party and acting Prime Minister of Iceland. Sigurdur is expected to be sworn in  April 7, 2016 following the resignation of  Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson . Sigmundur resigned after documents were released tying him to an offshore company.

Sigurdur had served since 2013 as Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture. He is a former Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources a role jointly held with Fisheries and Agriculture until 2014 when  Sigrún Magnúsdóttir was appointed as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.

New elections will be held in the fall.


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Reuters (6 April 2016). “Iceland Government Coalition Appoints Johannsson as New PM-Progressive Party MP”.The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 6 April 2016

Hafstad, Vala (6 April 2016). “Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson Iceland’s New PM”. Iceland Review. Retrieved 6 April2016.

One Thought to “Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson- Prime Minister of Iceland”

  1. tskier01123

    Ah, one of the first beneficiaries of the fallout from the Panama papers scandal. He’s getting a nice boost from being Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture to Minister of Environment and Natural resources to Prime Minister! I don’t think people know a lot about him other than he hasn’t gotten caught up in this Panama scandal so people seem pretty cool with him.


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