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.
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